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Re: Don't put new packages through updates-testing



Hans de Goede wrote:

I'm very much against this, as it adds one more step to already long
process of getting new packages in, the current wiki page describing the
process divides it into 14 steps and it is lacking the add to comps step
(and in my case the update SIG wiki pag, twice once to add it to the list
of packages undergoing review, once more to remove).


Please respond to this very imporant point!

Adding that step in the wiki can be done by anyone and addition to help improve quality are a good thing.

1) There will be no wide audience, even if they have updates-testing enabled they will not automatically install the new packages let alone use it,

If the package has a small audience then surely it can wait for a limited timeout in updates-testing

 For all but the top 100 popular new
packages, being in updates-testing thus adss no additional testing as no-one will install it.

100 is a purely arbitrary number.

Repeating myself, then first get such a QA time organized up and running and then, and only then, make updates-testing mandatory, if I get usefull feedback from this, you've won me over.

If QA can be bypassed then that reduces the incentive to form the team in the first place.

Not true many reviewers review on the latest stable, it says nowhere that a review should be done on rawhide.

Review is about guidelines and nowhere in the guideline does it even say that the fucntionality of the package should be tested. When I suggested that it be added I got back a knee jerk reaction to participate in reviews myself.

All I'm asking for is to leaving this to the packagers discretion, isn't Fedora supposed to be all about freedom? Then why put me in a straight jacket.

It is not all about freedom though. There are several other factors that influence a decision.

Rahul


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