The new Update Acceptance Criteria are broken

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Sat Nov 20 23:04:16 UTC 2010

On Sat, 2010-11-20 at 17:45 -0500, Tom Lane wrote:

> I don't by any means disagree with the idea that testing packages before
> they go out is a good thing.  What I have a problem with is the idea
> that an "unfunded mandate" for that to happen is going to accomplish
> much.  A policy isn't worth the electrons it's written on unless you can
> bring resources to make it happen, and so far the resources have failed
> to materialize.  Jawboning package maintainers is going to be an even
> more spectacular failure, because they have much more than enough to do
> already; and they're smart enough to know that turning them all into
> individual ad-hoc test managers is an incredibly inefficient use of
> their time.

Please remember the exact policy we have. There is still no absolute
requirement for testing for anything but critpath packages, which is a
fairly small number. All other packages can push updates without
testing; there's simply a short  waiting period to do so.

While we're arguing theoreticals, don't forget the factuals. :)
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
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