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

From: Andrea Grandi a.grandi at gmail.com
Date: Sat Oct 31 22:06:09 EET 2009

2009/10/31 Attila Csipa <maemo at csipa.in.rs>:
> There is a definitely a conflict there. I support Jeremiah's suggestion that
> minor packaging/typo fixes that do not alter app functionality (e.g. when you
> go from 1.0-maemo0 to 1.0-maemo1) should not reset app karma. Should require
> some discipline so people would not abuse this, but still better than forcing
> releases to be spaced 10+ days no matter how large the changes or how simple
> the fix.

even more important: what if developer/users find a security bug that
should really be fixed as soon as possible?
In a normal Linux distribution, patched package is released and
available after few hours. Here it would pass lot of time before final
user can apply the patch.

Andrea Grandi
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