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Re: Cooperative Bug Isolation project on Fedora Core 2 & 1



On Tue, 2004-10-05 at 23:03 -0700, Ben Liblit wrote:
> Marius Andreiana asked:
> > Is it possible to get debugging packages for software in FC3t2?
> 
> Unfortunately, we're not planning to post FC3t2 packages right now. 
> That is due in part to limited manpower and in part to our need for a 
> large user base.
> 
> To clarify that second requirement, we don't look at individual 
> failures.  Rather, we hunt for bugs by mining statistical *trends* out 
> of large numbers of runs.  I'm not convinced that there are enough FC3t2 
> users to produce the kind of numbers we would need.  I do understand 
> that this is where the most unstable code lives, but it's not where the 
> most users live, and our techniques really depend on having lots of users.
> 
> Now, if the Fedora engineering team wanted make this part of the 
> standard Fedora build process, so that *every* test release user would 
> be getting our instrumented code, that would be a whole other story....
is this possible? at least for a some desktop packages.

(this is posted to fedora-devel)

-- 
Marius Andreiana
Galuna - Solutii Linux in Romania
http://www.galuna.ro


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