[maemo-developers] extras-testing and WONTFIX ?

From: Quim Gil quim.gil at nokia.com
Date: Mon Oct 26 12:17:43 EET 2009

Stoppa Igor (Nokia-D/Helsinki) wrote:
> Hi,
> my (biased) pov is that at least excessive power consumption should be a blocker.

It is a blocker:

The problem I see now is that either you know about power management
issues and how to detect them or you don't. it would be great to have
really basic documentation telling testers like me to install whatever
tools, follow clear steps and evaluate the output.

I understand such output is not yes/no, but it would be good to have
something like:

- Run Tool X, boot the application and leave it a whole night running.
If in the morning you see XYZ then the app is probably buggy and
draining your battery.

Ans similar cases like this for widgets running or not in the background
and etc.

In fact, the simpler the docs are for testers the simpler they will be
for developers unfamiliar with power management tests and, hopefully,
the more power friendly even extras-devel software would be in the first
place after some iterations.

> It is proven that normal users (and many times even power users) don't usually really grasp the
> problems related to running badly written applications and end up blaming the whole system.
> If someone is writing some code to scratch a itch, the devel repository should be more than enough,
> and he can anyway try to hand over the project to someone else, with time and will, who can bring it to the quality level
> required by Extras.
> But refusing to fix bugs and whining about not being admitted into Extras because of this is just lame behavior.
> igor

Quim Gil
open source advocate
Maemo Devices @ Nokia
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