How to calculate priority for missing tests or %check

Josh Boyer jwboyer at
Wed Feb 26 14:07:07 UTC 2014

On Tue, Feb 25, 2014 at 5:41 PM, Adam Williamson <awilliam at> wrote:
> On Tue, 2014-02-25 at 12:54 +0200, Alexander Todorov wrote:
>> Hi guys,
>> I've started working to identify packages with missing upstream test suites or
>> not running the tests in %check. Having a list of hundreds of packages now I
>> need to prioritize them somehow. This will help in later steps when spec files
>> need to be fixed or somebody wants to start working with upstream on writing a
>> test suite.
>> My idea is to take all bugs against Fedora in the last few years (or releases).
>> Packages with bigger number of bugs receive higher priority than those with
>> less. Then based on this prioritize.
>> How long should the time frame be?  I'm thinking 3 to 5 years.
>> Where low/medium/high priority boundaries are ? (could be 30%, 60%, 90% for
>> example).
>> Do you have other ideas how to calculate priority of these items?
> Anything on critpath -
> - should probably
> go straight to high priority.

Except the kernel.  Please exclude it from all of this.


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