[CentOS-devel] Re: testing / qa process

Fri Oct 13 14:26:42 UTC 2006
Rex Dieter <rdieter at math.unl.edu>

Karanbir Singh wrote:

> Dear centos-devel'ers,
> The strategy to release testable rpms to dev.centos.org, then request
> feedback and move the rpms to stable, when we have enough positive -
> isnt working. We're not getting that feedback, either positive or
> negative. 
> So the issue :
> The CentOS Project provides packages in addition to the packages from
> RH's sources. We need to ensure that these packages are tested in a user
> environment for a while, and only released to the public via the
> mirror.centos.org network once there is some reasonable surety as to the
> functional and bugs situation with the package.

Instead of blocking on (lack-of) feedback, I'd suggest considering something
1.  Put pkgs in "testing"
2.  If no bugs reported after X days/weeks, move out of testing

At least this way nothing gets perpetually stalled in testing.

-- Rex