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

From: Frank Banul frank.banul at gmail.com
Date: Sat Oct 31 21:26:47 EET 2009

I just threw away 5 karma to make some changes (but I think
worthwhile). I think the idea is that when there's many more users, 10
silly karma points will be nothing. Until then, have faith, or
something like that. :)


On Sat, Oct 31, 2009 at 1:43 PM, Andrew Flegg <andrew at bleb.org> wrote:
> 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?
> Thoughts welcome.
> Cheers,
> Andrew
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