FESCo wants to ban direct stable pushes in Bodhi (urgent call for feedback)
gholms at fedoraproject.org
Fri Feb 26 16:36:35 UTC 2010
On 2/26/2010 6:16, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> at the FESCo meeting on Tuesday, everyone except me seemed to be set on
> wanting to disable the possibility to queue updates directly to stable in
> Bodhi. The only reason this was not decided right there (with no outside
> feedback) is that Matthew Garrett (mjg59) wants to write down a precise
> policy (which may end up even more restrictive, like some arbitrary minimum
> time period of testing).
This isn't the cabal handing down yet another policy from their palace
on high; I think we should try being constructive by at least
brainstorming ideas for what such a proposal might entail rather than
blindly speculating about it as though we don't have any input.
One possibility could be allowing pushes to stable if one of the
following is true:
* Net karma of at least +x
* Positive karma from at least one member of QA or releng
* At least y days have passed since submission to testing
That last case is important for packages with few, if any, testers that
provide feedback. I own one of those, for instance.
Updates should at least be allowed to go directly to stable if the
update is submitted for a push to stable by a QA or releng person. One
way I can see this working is the packager creating the update, then
hopping on IRC and asking someone to submit it for stable.
Now there are probably some glaring issues with the ideas I'm throwing
around here, but maybe we can use them as a starting point for a policy
draft that isn't as invasive as some of us seem to fear.
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