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From: Chris Reffett <creffett@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] gentoo-x86 tree cleanup for 'DESCRIPTION ends with a '.' character' warnings
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2014 18:38:03
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] gentoo-x86 tree cleanup for 'DESCRIPTION ends with a '.' character' warnings by Rich Freeman
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4 On 8/12/2014 9:26 AM, Rich Freeman wrote:
5 [snip]
6 > I don't have a problem with QA recommending new tree policies, but
7 > if they're going to do this the QA team ought to first ensure that
8 > the team agrees (however they want to govern that), and then
9 > communicate the policy before implementing it. I'd also implement
10 > it in documentation before doing so in repoman, otherwise we're
11 > going to have a repoman full of 800 rules whose origin is a
12 > mystery. I'm fine with QA policies going into effect by default,
13 > but communicating them allows objections to be raised and an
14 > appeal made to Council if necessary before we get too far along.
15 > This isn't just about due process - it is hard for developers to
16 > even comply with a policy they are unaware of.
17 >
18 > Rich
19 >
20 This isn't a QA policy, was not run by us as far as I can tell, and I
21 don't know where it came from or why it was added. +1 for revert, if
22 people want to run this by Council or QA later and actually get an
23 official decision we can talk about putting it back, but for now it's
24 generating a lot of noise for no real benefit. It's useless checks
25 like this that make people ignore repoman warnings.
27 Chris Reffett
28 QA Team Lead
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