[CentOS] How can a company help, officially?

Mon Apr 11 23:46:37 UTC 2011
Phil Schaffner <Philip.R.Schaffner at NASA.gov>

Les Mikesell wrote on 04/11/2011 06:58 PM:
> On 4/11/2011 5:32 PM, Ned Slider wrote:
>> It's laborious, it's repetitive, it's boring,
>> sometimes it's time-consuming but it's really NOT difficult.
> That depends on where and whether you can find the component(s) that
> were missing or the wrong version.  But, it seems that if you have an
> after-the-build test, there might be a way to predict what you need to
> pass that test ahead of time - or at least to run all of the possible
> combinations in parallel if you really have to do trial-and-error.

Sounds a bit too much like AI to me.

Johnny addressed finding the components earlier, and they may not be 


If you have a way to do those predictive tests, in serial or parallel, 
I'm sure that would be a valuable contribution.  The possible 
combinations quickly lead to a combinatorial explosion. Software 
regression testing is a science in its own right.

I think the best a community project can do on testing such packages is 
by flagging them for attention in a more open process with more testers.