[maemo-developers] QA process = bug fixing disincentive?

From: Andrew Flegg andrew at bleb.org
Date: Sat Oct 31 20:43:40 EET 2009

After working 'til stupid o'clock last night on a new version of Hermes, today someone's found a bug which'll impact a small number of people. The fix is trivial.

However, I find myself *not* wanting to fix it as it'll need to go through another round of testing.

Although the principle of resetting package karma to 0 made some sense - as any change could fundamentally break the package - it's also true that a one-line change to a relatively mature package probably won't change whether it's optified; its power usage profile; its package description and icon etc.

Perhaps there's an argument that some proportion of the karma earned should be retained, inversely related to length of time in -testing so far?

Thoughts welcome.



Andrew Flegg -- mailto:andrew at bleb.org  |  http://www.bleb.org/
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