[maemo-developers] promotion to extras

From: robert bauer nybauer at gmail.com
Date: Mon Dec 12 19:44:53 EET 2011
Hi Neal,

Thank you for taking the time to post this and to make a proposal.  In my
opinion, the testing of packages is an essential function of the community
and we should come up with a solution that accounts for the lesser volume
of active participants in maemo these days.

FWIW, the council (of which I am a member) suggested the idea of a limited
number of "supertesters" to Nemein awhile ago.  The approval of a single
supertester would, in the absence of any disapproval, be sufficient for
promotion.  IMHO, there should be an open call for individuals to volunteer
as supertesters but first crowdsource the qualifications so that we have an
objective measure by which to select from the volunteers.

Rob Bauer (SD69)

On Mon, Dec 12, 2011 at 10:47 AM, Neal H. Walfield <neal at walfield.org>wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm afraid that extras is dying due to a lack of interest in testing
> packages.
> 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
> Thoughts?
> Neal
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