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

Michael Schwendt mschwendt at gmail.com
Fri Feb 26 17:51:44 UTC 2010

On Fri, 26 Feb 2010 12:14:41 -0500, Bill wrote:

> tested. Every fix carries a risk of regression.
> To phrase a strawman differently:
> "No update is pushed to users without verification and testing from entities
> other than the packager."

No, thanks. The "popular"/"high profile" packages will get their usual
rushed +1 votes in bodhi (from people who even download from koji without
waiting for an entire package set to be published in a repo - from people
who regularly vote +1 even when something is clearly broken). And
less-popular packages will suffer.

> Consider it a second eye.

If there is a volunteer tester, who also takes responsibility when not
noticing regression caused by an update, fine. If there is no volunteer,
who will lend the update submitter a second eye? Either there are
resources or there aren't.

> Consider it a form of code review.

Fedora Legacy, aka the barrel burst. More mandatory stuff, not enough
free resources => failure.

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