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

Till Maas opensource at till.name
Fri Feb 26 19:15:43 UTC 2010

On Fri, Feb 26, 2010 at 06:58:28PM +0000, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 26, 2010 at 07:42:16PM +0100, Patrice Dumas wrote:
> > On Fri, Feb 26, 2010 at 05:07:24PM +0000, Jesse Keating wrote:
> > > 
> > > It'll require some enhancements to how bodhi is used for people
> > > consuming testing updates, and it may require a more active role on part
> > > of the maintainer to seek out somebody to at least give the update a
> > > smoke test.
> > 
> > For many specialized software, this is asking too much to the
> > maintainers.
> If you can't find anyone who can test the software, why does it need to 
> be updated?

1) to fix a bug or add a feature the maintainer experienced/uses
2) As already told several times, not having people to test something
does not mean that the package is not used
3) It allows new users of the package not to find/debug the bugs again that
are already fixed upstream
4) It is not made easy to test packages, e.g. normal uses normally do
not have a test environment set up and most likely do not want to mess
their own system. Maybe providing one-click access (e.g. via VNC) to a
test system with the package to be tested would help here.

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