submitters +1ing their own packages

Marcela Mašláňová mmaslano at
Tue Sep 13 11:36:56 UTC 2011

On 09/13/2011 01:22 PM, Nils Philippsen wrote:
> On Mon, 2011-09-12 at 15:22 -0700, Adam Williamson wrote:
>> On Mon, 2011-09-12 at 17:56 +0200, Nils Philippsen wrote:
>>>> If there is 
>>>> not enough karma for his package to bring it into the stable, then there 
>>>> is probably time to ask somebody (probably on fedora-devel), to test 
>>>> this package.
>>> We have a default of +3 karma for automatic pushes to stable, so a +1
>>> from the maintainer by itself isn't enough to push an update to stable
>>> already. 
>> That's only a default, though; you can lower it to 1 when you submit the
>> update. Also, once a critpath update hits the required threshold - +1
>> from a proventester, +1 from anyone else (PT or no) - you can manually
>> push it to stable, whatever auto-push threshold you set.
> Well, I never really understood why we're able to lower the stable karma
> threshold. To me that's much more "gaming the system" than a maintainer
> +1ing his update after testing it (with the default threshold).
> Nils

It might be because people are waiting ages for +1 on some packages. If
I had to wait for +3, then I don't have to create update at all. Usually
I get one karma from bug reporter and that's it.

Marcela Mašláňová
BaseOS team Brno

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