test Digest, Vol 77, Issue 32

Bob Lightfoot boblfoot at gmail.com
Thu Jul 15 19:35:55 UTC 2010

Adam and Community ;
     Just a comment about your latest request.  I usually run yum update 
--enable-repo=updates-testing and then fedora-easy-karma to see what 
packages had updates which need feedback, skipping them the first time.  
Adding a karma of 0 and a comment of "not tested" prevents packages I 
don't plan to test for whatever reason {familiarity, etc} from showing 
up again when I run future fedora-easy-karma commands.  It can become a 
real hassle skipping 4 or 5 packages {some of them Crit-Path} just to 
find the two or three you want to add karma on but can't recall their 
full and proper name so you're lazy and letting f-e-k do the work.  I 
hope I'm making my concept/point clearly enough.  We need some means 
within f-e-k for a tester to flag a package as skip presenting this to 
me. Right now the 0 karma and "not tested" comment does this.  And I'd 
prefer the tracking of what I want skipped be done for me, not that I 
ahve to  maintain a list.  Don't want much do I :)

Bob Lightfoot

On 07/15/2010 07:04 AM, test-request at lists.fedoraproject.org wrote:
> Message: 2
> Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2010 21:18:31 -0700
> From: Adam Williamson<awilliam at redhat.com>
> Subject: Proven testers instructions update: feedback on unfamiliar
> 	packages
> To:test at lists.fedoraproject.org
> Message-ID:<1279167511.4759.4.camel at vaioz.local.net>
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> Hi, everyone. Quick note for proven testers. I've just had a note from a
> maintainer, and I've slightly updated the proven tester instructions for
> packages with which the tester is unfamiliar:
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Proven_tester#Unfamiliar_packages
> Basically, it's really only useful to file a comment saying that you
> aren't familiar with the package but it didn't break critical path *when
> it's a critical path update*. This isn't usually useful for non-critical
> path updates, because it'd be quite unlikely that they'd break the
> critical path, and usually it just turns out to be a useless comment:
> saying that an update to, say, Asian keyboard layouts doesn't break the
> critical path if you don't use an Asian keyboard layout isn't very
> useful information to anyone:)
> So yep, just a minor change, usually don't post feedback on a package
> you're unfamiliar with if it's not a critical path update.
> Thanks everyone!
> -- Adam Williamson Fedora QA Community Monkey IRC: adamw | Fedora 
> Talk: adamwill AT fedoraproject DOT org http://www.happyassassin.net

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