updates improvements/changes ideas

Michael Schwendt mschwendt at gmail.com
Tue Nov 30 09:51:31 UTC 2010

On Tue, 30 Nov 2010 09:31:31 +0100, Matthias wrote:

> On 29/11/10 19:08, Adam Williamson wrote:
> > On Mon, 2010-11-29 at 12:40 -0500, James Laska wrote:
> > Things that some people see as problematic are:
> > 
> > * Having to wait a week to push an update if you can't find testing
> > * Testing being required for packages with automated test suites
> > * The delay to security updates which is introduced by the testing
> > requirements
> Testing would get much easier, if packagers could provide some test
> cases. The packager could send mail to -devel or -testing to get some
> testers.

Sounds backwards to me. Given the life cycle of a bug, there is activity
in bugzilla prior to the maintainer developing a fix. Plus, bodhi adds
update notifications to bugzilla. If I were to expect someone to test the
fix, it would be the bug reporter to be the additional tester.
Even more so if the fix is released by upstream. In that case, coming
up with test-cases would be a lot of extra(/duplicate?) work for
package maintainers, especially for version upgrades that contain
plenty of fixes and changes.

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