Plan for tomorrow's FESCo meeting (2010-11-17)
a.badger at gmail.com
Sat Nov 20 19:24:56 UTC 2010
On Sat, Nov 20, 2010 at 11:23:37AM +0100, Till Maas wrote:
> 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.
This was my impression too... I've read adamw's reply to this message so
I'll just reply here that I got that impression from the email threads
rather than from the fesco meeting logs specifically. Note that I did see
that there was a shift in some people saying that package maintainers should
be responsible for mobilising testers at some point... but at that point
I must have already got the wrong impression in my head.
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