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

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Fri Feb 26 23:48:32 UTC 2010

On Fri, 2010-02-26 at 15:46 -0800, Adam Williamson wrote:
> On Fri, 2010-02-26 at 10:34 -0600, Garrett Holmstrom wrote:
> > On 2/26/2010 7:26, Orcan Ogetbil 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.
> > 
> > What if bodhi were to pre-populate that field with the update's 
> > changelog entry so there's at least something there by default?
> That would be counter-productive. At least right now there's a big empty
> field assaulting your visual cortex when you go through the update
> process. If it pre-filled the changelog, it's even easier to just skip
> that field.

(oh, and also, when that field is empty for an update, PackageKit tells
the user it's empty and shows them the changelog instead. Subbing in the
changelog at the "show the user" stage is a sensible approach when the
maintainer screwed up. Subbing in the changelog at the "submit the
update" stage is just inappropriately covering for lazy maintainers.)
Adam Williamson
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