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Re: thunderbird upgrade - wtf?



On 10/15/2009 03:23 PM, Benny Amorsen wrote:
> Jesse Keating <jkeating j2solutions net> writes:
> 
>> 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...
> 
> I ran updates-testing for a while, but it didn't result in me writing
> any bug reports. I wasn't particularly aware of whether a package came
> from updates-testing, so that it was worth spending a little bit of
> energy testing that particular package.
> 
> Would it be possible to make a little application which pops up on login
> or every day (whichever comes first) saying "These applications are new
> in updates-testing, would you like to help testing one?". Then you could
> pick one and give it a try, and perhaps a few days later there would be
> a pop up asking how it went?
> 
> Strictly opt-in, of course.

It has been suggested before. At one point, Richard Hughes pitched it in
the packagekit list and they didn't like it and so he wanted to write a
separate app but nothing has come out of it so far.

Rahul


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