The new Update Acceptance Criteria are broken (was: Re: Heads Up - New Firefox update)

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Mon Nov 1 01:06:15 UTC 2010


On Sun, 2010-10-31 at 04:37 +0100, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Martin Stransky wrote:
> > there's a new Firefox update waiting in Bodhi and we can't push it to
> > stable because of new rules. We recommend you to update to it ASAP as it
> > fixes a public critical 0day vulnerability
> > (https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=607222).
> 
> Looks like the F13 build got karma quickly enough to land directly in stable 
> after all, the F12 build, on the other hand, was stuck in testing for 2 days 
> before finally making it out to stable. Yet another blatant example of 
> failure of the Update Acceptance Criteria, needlessly exposing our users to 
> critical vulnerabilities.

Kevin, could you *please* not word things like that? There's just no
need for it.

I already wrote this to -test a couple of days ago:

http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/test/2010-October/095135.html

and we're discussing it there. I think the thread demonstrates things
tend to go much more constructively if you avoid throwing words like
'blatant' and 'failure' and 'needlessly' around. We designed a policy,
put it into effect, now we're observing how well it works and we can
modify its implementation on the fly. It doesn't need to be done in an
adversarial spirit.
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