[maemo-developers] Quality Assurance and Extras-testing discussion on IRC

From: Jeremiah Foster jeremiah at jeremiahfoster.com
Date: Fri Nov 6 15:10:33 EET 2009
On Nov 6, 2009, at 13:54, Henrik Hedberg wrote:

> Marius Vollmer wrote:
>> ext Graham Cobb <g+770 at cobb.uk.net> writes:
>>> Reporting all bugs found is great.  But only "dangerous" issues  
>>> should
>>> cause blockages.
>> My gut feeling is that a specific bug report should always be  
>> required
>> to block a package from entering Extras.
>    Finally someone got it! ;)
>> We can modify that to be "A package can pass into Extras when it has
>> less critical bugs reported than the version currently in Extras (or
>> both have zero), and we have been looking hard enough to be confident
>> that no further critical issues are hiding."
>    Yes, yes. Yes, please. I second to that.

This is actually quite similar to how debian works. Debian is not  
released until all "release critical bugs" are at zero.

>> So, hmm, I think this all means that I want developers and testers to
>> have karma, not packages.  A developer with high karma would be  
>> able to
>> push packages through the process faster, and a high rolling tester
>> would be able keep bugs open and classified as critical in case of
>> disagreement.
>    Very good addition.

Added these points to the agenda for the IRC testing meeting.

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