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

Michael Schwendt mschwendt at gmail.com
Fri Feb 26 14:24:08 UTC 2010

On Fri, 26 Feb 2010 08:26:59 -0500, Orcan wrote:

> Another annoying issue is updates with no explanations. There is a
> "Notes" field in bodhi that many people just ignore for an unknown
> reason. Any update with less than a specified number of characters
> (~40) in the Notes should also be banned.

Nonsense. Such arbitrary rules will only drive off packagers. The field in
an update request may be empty because the list of bugzilla tickets is
sufficient and because the package %changelog adds further details.

It would be wrong to shut the door for everyone just because some
packagers don't include any info at all. FESCo's first step ought to
be to send a memo to all packagers. Bodhi could warn about missing
Notes when no bugzilla numbers have been entered. And if that still
doesn't help, individual packagers could be talked to.

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