FESCo wants to ban direct stable pushes in Bodhi (urgent call for feedback)

Marcela Maslanova mmaslano at redhat.com
Fri Feb 26 13:14:13 UTC 2010

----- "Matthias Clasen" <mclasen at redhat.com> wrote:

> On Fri, 2010-02-26 at 13:16 +0100, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> I think banning stable pushes is the right idea. None of your reasons
> is
> very convincing.
My packages are rarely tested and I forget them in testing phase for a
long time. Also fixing BR don't need testing. I simply need push
immediately the new/fixed package.

The process of updates is right now inconvenient and it could lead to
more bugs fixed as 'closed in rawhide'.

> > * A regression which causes big breakage at least for some people
> slipped 
> > through testing for whatever reason. We urgently want the fix to get
> out 
> > ASAP.
> But presumably we still want to test the fix, to avoid introducing
> yet
> another regression ?!
> > * A regression slipped through testing for whatever reason and the
> patch is 
> > trivial. We want the fix to get out ASAP, and the risk of breakage
> is very 
> > low.
> Just go up to your first argument: the breage slips through. That is
> exactly what happens if your judgement of 'low risk' turns out to be
> wrong. And it will...
> > * A trivial bugfix (like a one-line diff), tested and confirmed to
> fix the 
> > bug by at least one person. The risk of breakage is extremely low.
> Again: go up. Breakage always happens to somebody else. That one
> person
> tested the fix is not enough.
> Matthias
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