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

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Sat Nov 20 21:34:48 UTC 2010

On Sat, 2010-11-20 at 22:24 +0100, Miloslav Trmač wrote:

> Let me give you a specific example: I maintain quite a few leaf
> packages.  The packages have an automated test suite.  I test the code
> changes as applied the main branch.  I test the final update RPMs
> rebuilt locally my system.
> Given all this testing, I'm not going to spend time testing the
> particular builds on all supported distributions - the overhead would
> often take more time than all of the testing above, and it is much less
> likely to find any problems.  The only really remaining risks are
> compiler problems (which are extremely rare) and dependency problems
> (which are just as rare for these particular packages).

Also remember that if it's a leaf package which isn't important to
critpath functionality it won't be critpath, and so the only requirement
is that the package meets the karma threshold you set when submitting
the update (which can be as little as +1), *or* that it waits for a week
in updates-testing. And if it's as non-critical a package as you say,
then waiting a week for an update isn't going to hurt anything. (And
anyone who REALLY REALLY NEEDS it can pull it from updates-testing).
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
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