[Mageia-dev] [changelog] [RPM] cauldron core/release kdenlive-0.8.2-1.mga2

Juan Luis Baptiste juancho at mageia.org
Thu Dec 15 21:18:44 CET 2011

On Thu, Dec 15, 2011 at 2:51 PM, Florian Hubold <doktor5000 at arcor.de> wrote:
> Huh? From what i remember the only difference between backports
> and updates should be that backports are mostly new versions,
> new features, but the QA should be the same. If that's not the case,
> seems my memory from the last few meetings played tricks on me.

Well we're going off the track of the meaning of this thread but my
opinion on this: I agree with Marteen, it would be unrealistic on
thinking on putting the same amount of work of QA on backports than in
updates. How would be the way to go ? get a list of the new features
of a program and have a QA member test each one of them ?? I don't
think that's a good idea, it would take a lot of time and the person
testing should know fairly enough how the program in question works.
In that case the same QA should be put each time a new version of a
program is updated in cauldron, and that also is not possible to do.

I think in the case of backports tests should be much more lax than in
updates: it installs runs and if there's any important bugfix
mentioned in the changelog make sure that it is fixed, there's no
other way around it. If not then do not have backports at all and let
third party repos continue to pop up to fulfill this need.


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