Blocker bug process proposal: make FESCo blockers automatic

Kevin Fenzi kevin at scrye.com
Fri Jul 11 23:47:46 UTC 2014


On Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:50:25 -0700
Adam Williamson <adamwill at fedoraproject.org> wrote:

> On Thu, 2014-07-10 at 23:53 -0500, Dan Mossor wrote:
> > On 07/10/2014 03:54 PM, Adam Williamson wrote:
> > > Hi folks! So, we have this Alpha release criterion:
> > >
> > > https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_21_Alpha_Release_Criteria#FESCo_blocker_bugs
> > >
> > > it was added back in 2013 -
> > > https://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/test/2013-June/116531.html
> > > - to provide a documented process by which FESCo could designate
> > > bugs as blocking the release. Practically, FESCo has always been
> > > able to do this, but we didn't used to have a way of keeping
> > > track of it.
> > >
> > > It occurs to me that there's really no reason for FESCo-designated
> > > blockers to go through the review process: there's really nothing
> > > to be discussed, if FESCo says "we designate this bug as a
> > > blocker", then it's a blocker. We don't need to propose and
> > > review it. So I suggest we should amend the Automatic Blockers
> > > policy:
> > >
> > > https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:SOP_blocker_bug_process#Automatic_blockers
> > >
> > > with this additional bullet:
> > >
> > > * Bugs designated as release blockers by FESCo (see
> > > [[{{FedoraVersion|
> > > long|next}}_Alpha_Release_Criteria#FESCo_blocker_bugs]])
> > >
> > > does this make sense to you all? Thanks!
> 
> > Makes sense. Make it so.
> 
> Done, thanks Dan etc. for the feedback. Kevin, can you pass on to
> FESCo that this change has been made, and if they decide to designate
> a bug as a release blocker, they can give it the 'AcceptedBlocker'
> whiteboard field immediately? Thanks.

Done. Thanks. 

kevin
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