[maemo-developers] extras-testing and WONTFIX ?

From: Aniello Del Sorbo anidel at gmail.com
Date: Fri Oct 23 23:57:24 EEST 2009
2009/10/23 Attila Csipa <maemo at csipa.in.rs>:
> I've been thinking through some extras-testing scenarios... What happens if an
> issue is marked as a blocker, but the developer says it's a WONTFIX, fixed in
> Harmattan or similar ? If we play by the book, the app is stuck in testing and
> everybody looses - users won't get a potentially interesting app, the
> developer doesn't get karma/fame/device/whatever... so not good no matter how
> you put it. Obviously, if it's really a QA blocker, we don't want to expose
> users to it. On the other hand, we can't (and shouldn't) push developers doing
> what they think is not right. So... any takes what the (general) right course
> of action would be for such stuck applications (apart from the obvious lose-
> lose scenario) ?

Extras Testing is like being in quarantine for 10 days.
After 10 days the app should get approved automatically to Maemo
Extras (if some condition are met, but I don't quite remember the

Of course one can always manually intervene and pull the app from Extras.
In this case, though, is the developer that has the last word on his app.
Unless the app causes damage or behaves really bad, it should be
promoted to Extras.

Sent from London, Eng, United Kingdom
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