[CentOS-devel] QA accessibility

Thu Sep 17 12:51:08 UTC 2009
R P Herrold <herrold at centos.org>

On Mon, 14 Sep 2009, Marcus Moeller wrote:

> open and transparent QA process. I personally don't see any good
> reason why QA access should not be granted to ppl willing to help out.

My thoughts. I anticipate that an open QA process would:
 	- generate bug reports to the main mailing list,
 	(wrong place) causing reply firestorm of 'is FOO
 	really broken' and all the echoes that make that list

 	- not produce a true tests, but rather just more
 	'works here' and more 'me too' echo noise

 	- cause us to have to re-version (bump even more)
 	upstream 'release' values on any package we release to
 	QA, as we will end up with 'testers' of doubious
 	skills demanding hand holding which we will have to
 	give to avoid reputational damage, AND those QA
 	packages WILL leak into the general distribution --
 	See the problems with the expedited security release
 	so far

There are LOTS of reasons not to take on gratutious load -- 
these are my top of mind obvious ones.  If people want to 
bleed, the NEED TO GO TO FEDORA so the changes flow back down 
in our future.

We are an enterprise rebuild as the core product.  Nothing more

-- Russ herrold