There are a number of parameter files and thornlists included as examples with thorns in the ET, and in Cactus. Would it be feasible to have these tested as part of the release process? For example, they should run without crashing or missing thorns, should not trigger NaNs etc, and we should minimise any warnings that are emitted. It would be nice to automate this, though it probably requires a cluster, so would be distinct from the usual test suite procedure, due to requiring more memory than tests.
Something to think about for the next release.