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From: Patrick Lauer <patrick@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] [RFC] QA Team's role
Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2006 22:45:18
Message-Id: 1141166554.7047.19.camel@localhost
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] [RFC] QA Team's role by Grant Goodyear
1 On Tue, 2006-02-28 at 16:14 -0600, Grant Goodyear wrote:
2 > So, back to the big issue, are there any real complaints about the QA
3 > team essentially formulating QA policy? Should new QA policies instead
4 > follow the same rules as new global USE flags or eclasses--an e-mail to
5 > -dev asking for comments first? Does QA trump, or does the maintainer
6 > trump when it comes to disputes?
7 I think the QA team is free to classify QA bugs, but any changes should
8 be pushed to the -dev ML just so that everyone is aware what is
9 happening. It's a bit, well, annoying if QA decides that we have to use
10 the Wrong Bracing Style in eclasses and files 50 bugs for cosmetic fixes
11 while there are ebuilds doing evil things, but if there's a warning
12 ("We'll file bugs on Saturday if there are no objections to removal of
13 mkdir in global scope") I can live with that. Also QA should not just
14 decide on something without a documented explanation - it will erode
15 their credibility as it is seen as a random process unless there is
16 documentation.
18 In case of dispute in general QA should be stronger than a single
19 maintainer, but combined with the fact that QA also creates policy that
20 would be a bit tricky. Disputes should be escalated along the normal
21 devrel dispute lines I think, just think of QA as another herd/project
22 and that mostly makes sense :-)
23 QA is still new, so the communication channels might not be perfect- I
24 hope everybody manages to cooperate so that Gentoo is the least buggy
25 distro of them all when 2006.1 comes out ;-)
27 Patrick
28 --
29 Stand still, and let the rest of the universe move


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Re: [gentoo-dev] [RFC] QA Team's role Ciaran McCreesh <ciaranm@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] [RFC] QA Team's role Mark Loeser <halcy0n@g.o>