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

From: Till Harbaum / Lists lists at harbaum.org
Date: Fri Nov 20 21:54:29 EET 2009

why are you all so keen to get stuff into extras? I have thrown
away lots of thumbs-up with all the gpxview updates i did. But 
i have stopped to care. Some guys having given thumbs down never checked
the new versions nor commented if the new version solved their
issues. So in fact most people just seem to give thumbs
down for karma, not to improve those applications.

Thus i have decided to play their game by clicking on "promote"
every now or then, but not to care about the result (that's why
osm2go actually got 15 thumbs up ... i just never checked if it
was ready to go into extras).

So my advise: Play the game the way they want you to, but ignore
the results. It may be too frustrating to fix things due to user feedback, throw
away the thumbs up and then see that these testers actually never
come back to see if you've improved things.

Be happy ... things could be worse. They might e.g. reduce a developers
karma for every thumbs-down one of his apps gets. Or do they?


Am Freitag 20 November 2009 schrieb Brent Chiodo:
> I'm also in roughly the same position as Aniello with my application
> TouchSearch [1]. I have a new version ready to be released but will
> not throw away seven thumbs up to do it...
> I wish I could just upload it to Extras now; it's a simple Desktop
> Widget, I think seven people saying it is working fine is enough!
> [1] http://maemo.org/packages/package_instance/view/fremantle_extras-testing_free_armel/touchsearch/1.2-2/
> On 11/19/09, Aniello Del Sorbo <anidel at gmail.com> wrote:
> > So...
> >
> > 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).
> >
> > Anyway... actions should be taken and asap.
> > Please.
> >
> > --
> > anidel
> > Sent from London, Eng, United Kingdom
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