[maemo-developers] promotion to extras

From: mohammad7410 at gmail.com mohammad7410 at gmail.com
Date: Mon Dec 12 18:24:26 EET 2011

I propose that since most devs are asking others to vote for them
we remove the whole testing requirement and make promoting to extras-testing something that's at the will of the developer.

Sent from my Nokia N950
Mohammad Abu-Garbeyyeh

On 12/12/11 05:47 PM Neal H. Walfield wrote:


I'm afraid that extras is dying due to a lack of interest in testing

Last month, I uploaded some Woodchuck-related packages to
extras-devel. I asked on #maemo a few times for people to test my
packages. I asked on this mailing list. And, I asked on
talk.maemo.org. In the end, most of the testers were people who I
know personally and asked to do me a favor and vote for my package. I
doubt that they actually tested it. This is a waste of time: it
doesn't improve the quality of packages and my time could be better
spent working on my package.

There is one person who appears to test packages: Harald Schmidt. He
has been designated a tester and appears to periodically check
extras-testing for new packages.

Given this, I propose that we use the following criteria for promoting
to extras:

- 10 days incubation (unchanged)
- maintainer + 1 designated "testers" (e.g., Harald Schmidt) thumbs up
or maintainer + 3 non-testers



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