Ticket #351 (closed task: fixed)
Create a policy for updates
|Reported by:||toshio||Owned by:|
|Cc:||jlaska, adamw, lmacken, till, michich, poelstra||Blocked By:|
There is a perceived problem with regressions in updates.
Discuss policies to help prevent regressions from entering the updates repository
Recently, there have been a few high profile updates that caused regressions. Further updates did not fix the regressions. This has prompted people to ask how to fix the issue.
One thought is that more testing is the key to preventing regressions. This ticket is to discuss policies that encourage more testing of packages before they get to the updates repository.
One proposal is here: http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/devel/2010-March/132730.html
There are also counter proposals in the thread. It would be nice to have a wiki page to distill these out.
Making a change would take coding work from bodhi, autotest, and possibly releng or koji developers.
The policy would affect the workflow of all packagers, qa personnel, releng, and end users.
mjg owns the proposal linked to from this ticket.