Scott asked on http://en.opensuse.org/Meetings/Current the following:
It seems apparent from the number bugs without a resolution still exist in versions 10,0-10,2. A very small number of bugs are closed as Fixed in 10,3. Looking at the sheer number of open bugs in 10,0-10,2 it would appear that release of a new version only increases functionality at the expense of closing and fixing bugs. Can you tell me/us under what
Yes, and this is a problem. The challenge is that some of the bugs are bugs in the upstream packages and we cannot fix all of these ourselves.
I agree that we're not doing a good enough job in reacting to bugs and this is on my agenda to change.
situation/timetable you use to determine the tooling-up for a new version and what constitutes a RC - given the number of current bugs. Forgive me I am not offering criticism at all, however Novel's Q.A compliance would appear at odds with current release pattern of aprox 6 months. Due to my GMT +10 time difference I will be unable to attend the session and trust that a .PDF may be available afterwards. Many Thanks for your time.
For the final release candidate, the goal is to ship without any blockers and we reached that the last releases.
For the alphas, we do basic testing that it installs - but not more.