Lars Müller wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 15, 2011 at 07:24:08PM +0100, Per Jessen wrote:
>> Lars Müller wrote:
>> > On Thu, Dec 15, 2011 at 10:04:01AM -0500, James Knott wrote:
>> >> Andreas Jaeger wrote:
>> >> >It will, the issues that came up now are getting fixed. Seems not
>> >> >enough people tested it before the release in earnest ;-(
>> >> When you make a significant change, such as this, you'd better do
>> >> a *LOT* of testing before inflicting it on innocent users.
>> > Yes, you as the community have to test more and better. It's a
>> > shame how bad you performed as part of the openSUSE 12.1 release
>> > process. ;)
>> How about we delay a release until it's been properly tested?
> Then we'll not see any further release.
Probably quite true, but also a pretty damning statement about the state
of our community. If the community is responsible for the testing, and
doesn't fullfil that task, we will have poor quality releases for as
long as we have changes. Therefore, if we want more testing and better
quality releases, we have to improve the community's involvement. I
think we do that by showing how much the community means.
If we were to make releases dependent on the amount of testing done by
the community, we would show exactly how much we value the community.
> What would be the benefit of additional three months? Three further
> months the same people would test it while the same other gang waits
> for the final release.
Yes, quite likely the initial state of things, but OTOH, if it is clear
to everyone that a test-scenario, for instance "postfix", is delaying
release because it is short of a few tests, it might just inspire more
> If you see real steps beyond a general delay of some weeks or months
> how to drive this better I'm sure all are happy to enhance the
See above. I have made similar proposals before, but noone is really
interested in discussing the lack of organisation of our QA process.
A general delay is unavoidable certainly to begin with, but what is the
hurry? None of the "I just can't wait" people have to wait for the
release, there is always factory and snapshots.
Per Jessen, Zürich (5.9°C)
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