[maemo-community] PR 1.1 community beta testing - results?

From: Quim Gil quim.gil at nokia.com
Date: Thu Jan 14 13:10:27 EET 2010

ext Frantisek Dufka wrote:
> I was wondering if the community beta testing of PR 1.1 is considered as 
> good thing/success from Nokia's perspective and worth repeating?

Yes! Thank you very much for your contribution. The experiment has been
considered positive and now we will need to see whether it was useful:
will users find new and unexpected problems that were not detected by
you either?

> As a selected tester I was happy to have a sneak peak but I also thought 
> some feedback could help to finetune the release. Sadly the released 
> firmware is exactly the same one we tested so no PR1.1 specific bugs 
> were fixed.

You got the release candidate at the same time than the internal
testing. Release candidates point already to a certain date that is
postponed only if the testing results raise critical problems.

> Is this because none of them was considered critical or it was not 
> planned at all (this time)?

There was no problem found to be important enough to delay the release.
Also note that you have a longer period for testing only because there
was a holiday period in between. Usually the time between issuing a
release candidate and publishing it is much shorter.

In practice there is not much time to fix critical bugs on the fly and
integrate them, and normally this would require another full round of
testing of the new image.

> Will it be different next time?

Undecided. In the meantime you can consider 55-1 as a sneak preview of
the next release.  ;)

> Personally I think the bug https://bugs.maemo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=7432 

The question for us is: would Bug XXXX deserve 1-2 weeks delay of a
release? Sometimes it does, but you see the implications.

Quim Gil
open source advocate
Maemo Devices @ Nokia
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