[maemo-developers] Extras Testing to Extras, again...

From: Aniello Del Sorbo anidel at gmail.com
Date: Thu Nov 19 16:14:28 EET 2009
2009/11/19 Eero Tamminen <eero.tamminen at nokia.com>:
> Hi,
> ext Aniello Del Sorbo wrote:
>> I am sure I missed something... but what actions were taken to address
>> this issue?
>> I do have Xournal pacakge 20 for more than 10 days with 6 thumbs up
>> out of 10 (i.e. more than 50% of people voted OK).
>> I want to promote it to Extras.
>> And I don't want to depend on others.
>> I REALLY would like to see a Promote to Extras earlier in the process.
>> It's up to me to wait enough time so that people can test it.
>> Again, what I think it's missing is something to vote after the
>> packages has been promoted to Extras so that the bad ones can
>> be pulled out.
>> If the fear is for malicious applications, then there's no way we can
>> prevent those from going to Extras no matter how many days
>> it's been in Testing.
>> (a timer comes to mind).
> I'm not really happy with this process either.
> There should be some kind of checklist which people go through,
> that has items like:
> [x] Tested with "htop" + T (to sort output according to Time column)
>    to see that application doesn't wakeup on the background and when
>    screen is blanked (if the application time column doesn't
>    increase during 10 mins).  CPU usage when application is visible,
>    but not interacting with the user could also be checked.
>    These require ssh connection to the device.
> [x] Checked normal application memory usage with mem-monitor
>    (from sp-memusage) on a freshly booted device and that it was
>    below X MB as required for this class of applications
>    (i.e. diff from before app started and when it is running).
> [x] Used application for few hours with endurance snapshots (tool
>    from sp-endurance package) being taken at regular intervals.
>    The report generated from this data didn't show any
>    (significant) resource leakage.
> Random comments about things working for people are not really
> useful if at least someone of them hasn't checked properly also
> things that aren't immediately visible to the user (effect on
> battery usage and general device stability over longer period
> of time etc).
>        - Eero

Can this be work for a Maemo Extras Testing Tester? :)

Sent from London, Eng, United Kingdom
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