What do rawhide testers want and expect?

Stephen John Smoogen smooge at gmail.com
Mon Sep 12 15:57:34 UTC 2011

In reading the long trash each other fest that accompanies pre-release
jitters, could we start on a cleaner plate? What do the people who are
using rawhide day-in/day-out expect out of the channel? What level of
pain does someone like Jonathan Corbet expect and how can we better
serve them? [And no this isnt me trying for another distro quote of
the week, he is just my reference point of someone I know who runs
rawhide day in and out.]

In some cases, expectations may be off which means we need to market
our deliverables better. In other cases, they may be looking for a
better way to get attention to rawhide issues when everyone else is
focused on F-XX-beta. In that case we can look at a mechanism that
allows for less "zero-sum" game antics of elementary school yard "you
suck, no you suck more" that the threads head towards.

Stephen J Smoogen.
"The core skill of innovators is error recovery, not failure avoidance."
Randy Nelson, President of Pixar University.
"Let us be kind, one to another, for most of us are fighting a hard
battle." -- Ian MacLaren

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