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From: Chris Reffett <creffett@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o, gentoo-dev-announce@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] January 2014 QA Policy Updates
Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2014 05:47:12
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4 Hello all,
5 The new QA team has completed its first meeting, and so I would like
6 to announce policy changes agreed upon during the meeting which are
7 relevant to the developer community. In the future, when a meeting
8 results in changed or amended policy, we will notify the community via
9 - -dev and -dev-announce, so there will probably be a summary email like
10 this coming out about once a month. Changes to policy from this meeting:
12 - -USE-controlled optional RDEPENDs policy clarified to say that those
13 dependencies are not allowed, but QA will grant exceptions for certain
14 circumstances (such as a package not working unless one of a set of
15 optional deps is installed)
17 - -The QA team policymaking workflow will look like the following:
18 * User/dev/team member brings us an issue
19 * Team investigates
20 * Team discusses at the next meeting
21 ** If the person is violating policy, we inform them of that and
22 request that they stop violating policy
23 ** If the existing policy is unclear, we update it
24 ** If there is no existing policy, make one
25 If we think a developer's actions are causing problems, we may ask
26 them to stop/undo pending discussion by the QA team at the next meeting.
28 - -Rules for the QA team editing peoples' packages:
29 *For trivial fixes, such as repoman errors, we fix the issue and send
30 the developer a friendly reminder
31 *For large but non-critical fixes, we open a bug, wait 2 weeks, and if
32 it is not fixed within that time frame we make the change.
33 *For critical fixes, such as a problem that breaks the tree or a
34 package, we fix the issue and send the developer a notice about our change
36 - -The QA team will communicate changes to policy via emails to
37 gentoo-dev and gentoo-dev-announce and by updating the QA policy page
38 on the Gentoo Wiki.
40 For anyone interested, the summary of the meeting can be found at
42 and the current set of QA policies can be found at
43 If
44 you have any questions or concerns about these policies, feel free to
45 discuss them with us in #gentoo-qa or by emailing qa@g.o.
47 Chris Reffett
48 Gentoo QA Lead
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Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-dev] January 2014 QA Policy Updates Peter Stuge <peter@×××××.se>