[maemo-developers] extras-testing and WONTFIX ?

From: Matan Ziv-Av matan at svgalib.org
Date: Sat Oct 24 00:02:57 EEST 2009
On Fri, 23 Oct 2009, Attila Csipa wrote:

> I've been thinking through some extras-testing scenarios... What happens if an
> issue is marked as a blocker, but the developer says it's a WONTFIX, fixed in
> Harmattan or similar ? If we play by the book, the app is stuck in testing and
> everybody looses - users won't get a potentially interesting app, the
> developer doesn't get karma/fame/device/whatever... so not good no matter how
> you put it. Obviously, if it's really a QA blocker, we don't want to expose
> users to it. On the other hand, we can't (and shouldn't) push developers doing
> what they think is not right. So... any takes what the (general) right course
> of action would be for such stuck applications (apart from the obvious lose-
> lose scenario) ?

Such programs will be available in external repositories. Hopefully 
there will be a collective repository including a large percent of the 
software (like extras repository in diablo). If not, then there will be 
many small repositories as it was before the drive to get everything 
into extras.

If many developers will not bother with extras, and Nokia will be 
unhappy about it, they will have to change the rules.

Matan Ziv-Av.                         matan at svgalib.org

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