[maemo-developers] QA process = bug fixing disincentive?

From: Jeremiah Foster jeremiah at jeremiahfoster.com
Date: Mon Nov 2 01:49:55 EET 2009
On Nov 1, 2009, at 11:02, Henrik Hedberg wrote:

> Martin Grimme wrote:
>> resetting Karma on a new version leads to one very bad issue, IMHO:
>> Developers of packages with some Karma will hold back bugfix-updates
>> until the unfixed version has reached extras.

This is a real problem that will have to be addressed.
>   On the other hand, the current QA process makes sure that you have
> to think twice and test internally before you put your package into
> testing. This may be a good thing. However, it makes incremental
> development very hard or even impossible.
>   From my viewpoint, the biggest problem is not even the required
> amount of karma but the quarantine period, which is way too long. If I
> liked to release a new version once a week, the package would never  
> hit
> extras.

Ten days is the quarantine period in debian 'NEW', then your app goes  
into 'testing' which takes roughly 22 months before it reaches  
'stable'. If anything, the maemo quarantine is too short, not too long.

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