Fedora Board Recap 2008-JAN-29
katzj at redhat.com
Sat Feb 2 16:26:39 UTC 2008
On Sat, 2008-02-02 at 07:48 -0800, Karsten 'quaid' Wade wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-02-01 at 20:39 -0600, Josh Boyer wrote:
> > On Sat, 02 Feb 2008 06:39:59 +0530
> > Rahul Sundaram <sundaram at fedoraproject.org> wrote:
> > > > === Approving XFCE spin ===
> > > > * http://sundaram.fedorapeople.org/livecd-fedora-8-xfce.ks
> > > > * ACTION: Board needs to verify spin and post results to
> > > > fedora-advisory-list
> > > > * OWNER: Seth Vidal
> > >
> > > Isn't technical verification managed by rel-eng?
> > That depends on what you mean by "technical verification" I guess.
> > Ideally rel-eng would do this, yes. It won't scale though.
> > Particularly as more spins come along, and especially during
> > alpha/beta/preview/release times.
> > I see no reason to disallow other extended members of our technical
> > community to do verification.
> OTOH, relying upon another small group of people to do testing doesn't
> scale very well, either. I'd prefer it if spin owners could do this
> themselves. Do we have a checklist to follow? Is it easy to check the
> sanity of a spin? Cf. packaging review process, where many can be
> trained to review packages.
There are a lot of years of experience of looking at packages to know
what's sane vs what's not. Spins are, by comparison, incredibly new and
thus there isn't really anything that can be checklist-y at present
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