This "karma" stuff is a pain!

David Tardon dtardon at
Fri Mar 16 20:09:25 UTC 2012

On Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 09:29:33AM +0100, Emanuel Rietveld wrote:
> On 03/15/2012 08:24 PM, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> >Adam Williamson wrote:
> >>Luke Macken does Bodhi. It certainly sounds non-trivial to me, for a
> >>start, Bodhi uses FAS and Bugzilla does not.
> >
> >It would be trivial if these decisions would be made by a human who is CCed
> >on both (i.e. the maintainer of the package) rather than by software.
> >
> >         Kevin Kofler
> >
> Policy always hinders the most talented workers (in this case, the
> best package maintainers). The purpose of policy is to limit the
> damage a less experienced package maintainer can do.
> How do we prevent an inexperienced package maintainer from
> prematurely pushing updates to stable?

How do we prevent inexperienced testers from giving undeserved karma and
thus causing an update to be automatically pushed to stable?

One has to fulfil certain requirements before one becomes a packager.
But anyone with FAS account can give karma to an update...


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