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

From: Andrea Grandi a.grandi at gmail.com
Date: Sat Oct 31 20:55:54 EET 2009

2009/10/31 Andrew Flegg <andrew at bleb.org>:
> Hi,
> After working 'til stupid o'clock last night on a new version of Hermes, today someone's found a bug which'll impact a small number of people. The fix is trivial.
> However, I find myself *not* wanting to fix it as it'll need to go through another round of testing.
> Although the principle of resetting package karma to 0 made some sense - as any change could fundamentally break the package - it's also true that a one-line change to a relatively mature package probably won't change whether it's optified; its power usage profile; its package description and icon etc.
> Perhaps there's an argument that some proportion of the karma earned should be retained, inversely related to length of time in -testing so far?

I strongly agree with you. I've not released anything yet in Maemo
repository but I'll do it soon, I hope the whole experience won't be
too much frustrating :\

By the way, I've upgraded to Hermes 0.2 but I haven't used it yet,
what is the bug you're talking about?

Best regards,

Andrea Grandi
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