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



On Fri, 01 Jun 2007 12:38:41 -0700, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:

> On Fri, 2007-06-01 at 20:32 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> > Hans de Goede wrote:
> > > 
> > > 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.
> > 
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/ReviewGuidelines::
> 
> - SHOULD: The reviewer should test that the package functions as
> described. A package should not segfault instead of running, for
> example.

And it has been part of the guidelines for a *very* long time, simply to
reduce the risk that something is built that refuses to work because of
very obvious problems. It is easy to build packages that install fine, but
which contain programs that don't even start without problems. A typical
mistake with graphical applications is a "Help" menu item which doesn't
work because of misplaced or missing documentation files.


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