Plan for tomorrow's FESCo meeting (2010-11-17)

Till Maas opensource at till.name
Sat Nov 20 10:23:37 UTC 2010


On Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 10:18:38PM -0800, Adam Williamson wrote:

> place. The idea was never that some magic independent group of testers
> would spend the rest of their lives doing nothing but test updates.

This idea was never prominently communicated as the default
situation. Iirc it was said that there are lots of people who want the
update criteria and will test updates. Making package maintainers now
start to beg for their updates to be tested is imho just a big waste of
time. Also there is no dispensable manpower from package maintainers
available, so requiring them to additionally test each other updates
manually and to maintain test machines is not a good idea. The whole
update criteria enforcement only works if there are enough dedicated
testers that provide extra manpower. Or if the testing is all automated.

Regards
Till
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