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

From: Igor.Stoppa at nokia.com Igor.Stoppa at nokia.com
Date: Sat Oct 31 22:28:04 EET 2009
From: maemo-developers-bounces at maemo.org [maemo-developers-bounces at maemo.org] On Behalf Of ext Andrea Grandi [a.grandi at gmail.com]
Sent: 31 October 2009 22:06
To: Attila Csipa
Cc: maemo-developers at maemo.org
Subject: Re: QA process = bug fixing disincentive?

> 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.

I think the problem here is that some braindead system has been introduced,
which doesn't account for the actual work being done.

So, if it's ok that somehow the karma goes down, it should be lowered
accordingly to the severity of the bug found.

Which also means that all the lost karma (plus some more?) should be re-instated
once the bug is fixed and the fix release and verified.

This would actually give an incentive to bugfixing.

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