Rawhide boot problems

Bruno Wolff III bruno at wolff.to
Fri Sep 7 21:39:55 UTC 2012

On Fri, Sep 07, 2012 at 20:43:23 +0000,
   "\"J├│hann B. Gu├░mundsson\"" <johannbg at gmail.com> wrote:
>As you know we ( QA Community ) want all the testing to be focused on 
>the release we are about to push out the door and we would like ( and 
>some expect ) that maintainers are keeping the same focus and give 
>what time they have to address the bugs we find in the process as 
>Lennart has correctly pointed out.

While QA is focused on testing for the next release, other testing is 
still useful. For example testing updates-testing packages for already 
released versions of Fedora is important. Even testing updates-testing 
stuff for branched (as opposed to say test / RC composes) is useful as 
it can keep bad stuff from being pulled in, rather than catching it after 
the fact.

>Now that to me the begs the question with our short release cycles do 
>we have any numbers on how many maintainers have the time to be 
>working on both and are those maintainers that do have that time 
>actually taking advantage of the current model in place?

It may be the case that some maintainers are actively working on changes 
in the branch release while a different set of maintainers are working 
on changes for the next release. It may be hard in some cases for maintainers 
to work on big changes for both branched and rawhide at the same time, but 
I expect in many cases two different sets of changes don't hit the same 
package (or set of packages) at the same time in branched and rawhide.

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