How can we make security updates faster?

David Tardon dtardon at redhat.com
Mon Jun 4 07:01:11 UTC 2012


On Tue, May 29, 2012 at 05:46:38AM +0000, "J├│hann B. Gu├░mundsson" wrote:
> On 05/29/2012 05:21 AM, Adam Williamson wrote:
> >We actually have this on the QA wishlist and it was one of the projects
> >we proposed for GSoC for QA, but it didn't quite make it. We may still
> >wind up doing it through some other channel, though. See also
> >https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Summer_coding_ideas_for_2012#Fedora_Gooey_Karma  andhttp://blog.tirfa.com/gooey-karma.
> 
> It makes no sense to have a gui application ( or an application for
> that matter ) without having written the relevant how to debug/how
> to test pages for each component to accommodate it.
> 
> Such an application will just fail without it and might cause more
> harm then good and yeah I have already mention the root cause for
> those pages not already existing on this thread.

I could not disagree more. It is blind reliance on written test cases
that might cause more harm than good. IOW, if a tester does not know how
a package works, it would be better if he did not "test" it.

D.


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