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Re: thunderbird upgrade - wtf?



On Wed, 14 Oct 2009, Jesse Keating wrote:

> On Wed, 2009-10-14 at 09:37 -0500, Mike McGrath wrote:
> > On Wed, 14 Oct 2009, Jesse Keating wrote:
> >
> > > On Wed, 2009-10-14 at 09:27 -0500, Mike McGrath wrote:
> > > >
> > > > The problem isn't GLODA and smart folders, it's that we have no process in
> > > > place to identify and deal with problems like this before it's too late.
> > >
> > > Aside from updates-testing you mean, where people can test potential
> > > updates and give feedback as to how they work on their systems?
> > >
> >
> > Fat lot of good it's doing.
> >
> > 	-Mike
> >
>
> And that's a people problem more than a process problem.  If nobody
> tests it in updates-testing, then how is the maintainer to know that it
> is problematic?  Certainly not solvable with even more repos for testing
> content...
>

You let me know how three people in Fedora can miss a very subtle Firefox
memory leak.  How many people would need to use updates testing before the
thunderbird indexing problem is caught?  How long would it need to stay
there?  In this case updates-testing theory just does not match reality.

The status quo is broken, doing nothing will keep it that way.

	-Mike


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