Review and notification of blocker bugs

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Fri Jul 29 15:54:01 UTC 2011

On Fri, 2011-07-29 at 08:29 -0400, James Laska wrote:

> > 3. If 'no' to question 2, do people think we need to do some sort of
> > review and notification outside of the blocker meetings and updating the
> > bugs themselves? If so, what?
> Daily/frequent review of the bugs outside the meeting is an important
> activity that I haven't documented very well.  It's something I've been
> doing regularly (behind-the-scenes) leading up to each of the important
> milestones.  Given the rapid and short release cycle ... I'm convinced
> this is a key contributor to releasing on time.  I don't have a hard
> script that I follow, but it typically involves me reaching out to
> maintainers for feedback/ETA/updates on IRC, bugzilla or email.
> Sometimes someone else in #fedora-qa will offer to check-in on a bug.
> Either way, this has proven very helpful to re-prioritize resources in
> the event a developer is busy, sick or on vacation.  This also helps
> flush out any differences in perceived priority between maintainer and
> release criteria.

Yeah, I do the same thing. I think the description in the schedule is a
bit vague, and can easily be taken to refer more to a process of 'take a
list of blocker bugs and post it to an email list' rather than the more
case-by-case, directly-via-bugzilla approach we've been using lately.
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
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