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

From: Henrik Hedberg henrik.hedberg at innologies.fi
Date: Tue Nov 3 15:58:39 EET 2009
> On Nov 3, 2009, at 12:16, Andrew Flegg wrote:

>> Agreed. -maemo0 to -maemo1 is supposed to be a Maemo-specific change
>> or a packaging change (AIUI). Native packages (such as Hermes,
>> Attitude etc.) don't have that suffix and use a traditional x.y.z
>> numbering scheme.

    Not necessarily. There is no official version numbering sceme for 
native Maemo packages. For example, some packages are using date, like 

Jeremiah Foster wrote:

> This is what I had in mind but skipped on elaborating in an effort to  
> keep things as clear as possible. I think this solution is excellent  
> and perhaps we can implement it if there is consensus?

    It is nice to see that there is a strong push to make changes into 
the way karma is handled in QA. However, I suggest that you do not try 
to guess anything from a version number - unless you want to make a new 
requirement for a package as a side effect. Forcing developers to use a 
specific version numbering scheme would make Maemo even more different 
than other Linux distributions (see, for example [1]).

    Packages are promoted with the web interface. Simple checkbox there 
is enough to implement this feature.




    Henrik Hedberg  -  http://www.henrikhedberg.net/
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