The new Update Acceptance Criteria are broken

Luke Macken lmacken at
Tue Nov 16 22:22:06 UTC 2010

On Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 11:46:36AM -0800, Adam Williamson wrote:
> On Fri, 2010-11-12 at 14:32 -0500, Tom Lane wrote:
> > It's absolutely crystal clear to me that we don't have enough tester
> > manpower to make the current policy workable; it's past time to stop
> > denying that.  I'd suggest narrowing the policy to a small number of
> > critical packages, for which there might be some hope of it actually
> > working as designed.
> BTW, another point worth noting is that there is not actually a specific
> rule against +1ing your own updates. It's 'frowned upon', I guess, but
> actually I think it's probably workable to say it's fine for the
> developer to +1 their own update in Bodhi: *as long as you actually have
> tested it*. For non-critpath updates especially. The Bodhi system is
> essentially an honor system anyway. So how I'd see this working is if it
> becomes clear that some maintainer is gaming the system by just +1ing
> everything they submit, even if it actually turns out to be broken, we
> look at saying they can't +1 their own updates any more. But if you
> actually are conscientiously testing your own updates, that's probably
> worth a +1 in Bodhi, for me.

The ability to +1 your own updates was disapproved by FESCo, and will be
disabled in a future version of bodhi.


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