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Re: FESCo Meeting Summary for 2008-07-03



On Mon, 2008-07-07 at 21:45 +0000, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Brian Pepple <bpepple <at> fedoraproject.org> writes:
> >http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/F10PolicyReview#Better_Test_Plans
> >http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/F10PolicyReview#Empty_Feature_Page_Sections
> 
> Ugh, developers _already_ struggle with filling in all the sections, which 
> sometimes simply don't apply to the feature, how is even more bureaucracy going 
> to help? Let me take a past feature as an example (for lack of ability to 
> predict the future): try writing a complete detailed test plan for 
> FeatureKDE4... And no, you don't have 3 years to write it and I don't think the 
> wiki will scale to megabytes of text in a single feature page. ;-) And in 
> addition to sections just not relevant to the specific feature, there's also 
> the issue of developer time being wasted on bureaucracy, time which not all 
> developers have: the FeatureKDE4 page ended up as complete as it now is because 
> we spent lots of time on it, some feature pages are in a much worse state, and 
> I don't think pressure like the above "process improvements" is going to help, 
> because this isn't laziness, it's genuine lack of time.

Think about it this way: it means that there will be no features ready
for approval when the time comes. So as a side-effect it achieves the
"Reduce FESco overhead" goal...


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