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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
Message-Id: 52E9E755.4030107@gentoo.org
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Hello all,
The new QA team has completed its first meeting, and so I would like
to announce policy changes agreed upon during the meeting which are
relevant to the developer community. In the future, when a meeting
results in changed or amended policy, we will notify the community via
- -dev and -dev-announce, so there will probably be a summary email like
this coming out about once a month. Changes to policy from this meeting:

- -USE-controlled optional RDEPENDs policy clarified to say that those
dependencies are not allowed, but QA will grant exceptions for certain
circumstances (such as a package not working unless one of a set of
optional deps is installed)

- -The QA team policymaking workflow will look like the following:
* User/dev/team member brings us an issue
* Team investigates
* Team discusses at the next meeting
** If the person is violating policy, we inform them of that and
request that they stop violating policy
** If the existing policy is unclear, we update it
** If there is no existing policy, make one
If we think a developer's actions are causing problems, we may ask
them to stop/undo pending discussion by the QA team at the next meeting.

- -Rules for the QA team editing peoples' packages:
*For trivial fixes, such as repoman errors, we fix the issue and send
the developer a friendly reminder
*For large but non-critical fixes, we open a bug, wait 2 weeks, and if
it is not fixed within that time frame we make the change.
*For critical fixes, such as a problem that breaks the tree or a
package, we fix the issue and send the developer a notice about our change

- -The QA team will communicate changes to policy via emails to
gentoo-dev and gentoo-dev-announce and by updating the QA policy page
on the Gentoo Wiki.

For anyone interested, the summary of the meeting can be found at
https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Project:Quality_Assurance/Meeting_Summaries
and the current set of QA policies can be found at
https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Project:Quality_Assurance/Policies. If
you have any questions or concerns about these policies, feel free to
discuss them with us in #gentoo-qa or by emailing qa@g.o.

Chris Reffett
Gentoo QA Lead
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Re: [gentoo-dev] January 2014 QA Policy Updates Peter Stuge <peter@×××××.se>