On Mon, May 3, 2010 at 9:27 PM, Jeff Spaleta <firstname.lastname@example.org>
How exactly is this interesting from a QA pov in Fedora? Smolt
profiles I can understand being useful for QA because it gives us some
ability to look for commonalities when troubleshooting hardware
problems. I'm really not sure what installed packaging information
gives up in terms of helping any QA process. Care to explain your
thoughts on this?
Sure, I can try. If one software is used many time from many user, directly or indirectly, and it have not such many problems
(e.g bug open on bugzilla for example ), well this could guide to the decision of the goodness of the software and the need to
delete it or not if the maintainer does not believe to support it yet. Conversely,
if software is not used - directly or indirectly - this could
facilitate the decision to remove it, in the event that this possibility emerge. In general it depends on what someone thing of what it is the QA of a distribution: finding bugs, automate the process of finding bugs is one thing. But not alone. But it s only a personal opinion.