submitters +1ing their own packages

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Thu Sep 8 17:41:31 UTC 2011

On Thu, 2011-09-08 at 16:43 +0200, Johannes Lips wrote:
> Hi,
> I think a major problem of the current update policy is, that regular 
> users don't see if there are new package updates in updates-testing, 
> unless they enable it and I doubt many regular users do this.
> So we might think about spreading the word, when a new update of a 
> software package is available in updates-testing. I don't know how we 
> could achieve this. Perhaps an idea which I had earlier might be to 
> start a page or service where you could "like" various packages and 
> you'll get notifications if there is something happening with that 
> package. Perhaps could be a 
> starting point for this idea.
> Perhaps we could collect other ideas on this but I think if we make the 
> update process more public we will get more testers for sure.

Bodhi already automatically notifies any bugs that an update is marked
as fixing when that update is pushed into -testing, complete with
instructions on how to update to the -testing package, and we (QA) have linking to and .
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
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