Please don't let updates sit in testing forever

Hans de Goede j.w.r.degoede at
Fri Jun 15 21:06:36 UTC 2007

Matthias Clasen wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-06-15 at 20:33 +0000, Kevin Kofler wrote:
>> Maintainers, please don't let your F7 updates linger in updates-testing 
>> forever. I've posted nag comments to the updates 2 weeks or more old, but I 
>> guess a lot of the 1-2 weeks old updates could also use getting pushed to 
>> stable.
>> Either the update is broken or it's not. If it's broken, it should be withdrawn 
>> (unpushed) from updates-testing. If it works, why not mark it as stable? And I 
>> don't think waiting for feedback for more than 2 weeks makes sense, 1 week was 
>> pretty much the consensus in the discussions here and on fedora-maintainers. If 
>> there are no complaints in 2 weeks, the package can't be that broken, or if it 
>> is it most likely won't affect many people or someone would have noticed. :-)
>> And no, pushing to stable after a timeout is currently not automatic.
> The old fedora updates tool sent nag mail...I assume that updates will
> be pushed to stable more regularly once that is implemented in bodhi.

Nag mail is not the answer, an option saying push this automatically to stable 
after X days is the answer. And yes I know not everyone wants this to happen 
for their packages, thus it should be an option.



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