On Mon, 2019-08-12 at 22:39 +0200, Kamil Paral wrote:
On Sat, Aug 10, 2019 at 4:04 AM Adam Williamson
> +++++++++++ DRAFT START +++++++++++
> === Exceptional cases ===
> Generally speaking, any bug that is agreed to be a violation of the
> [[Fedora Release Criteria|release criteria]] should be accepted as a
> blocker bug for the next relevant milestone release. However, bearing
> in mind the [[Fedora_Release_Life_Cycle|Fedora life cycle's]] emphasis
> on '''both''' time '''and'''
quality, in some cases we may make an
> exception. There are two main categories of bug that may be
> # '''Last minute blocker bugs''' - bugs proposed as blockers
7 days or
> fewer before the scheduled [[Go_No_Go_Meeting]] for a milestone release
> (Beta or Final) can be considered under this policy, as there are some
> circumstances in which we believe it is not sensible to delay an
> otherwise-impending release to fix a bug which would usually be
> accepted as a blocker if discovered earlier. In these circumstances,
> the bug can instead be accepted as a blocker for the ''next''
That's very well written and I don't have any concerns about
I'm a bit hesitant whether 7 is the right number, but we can try it and see.
I should've called that up for discussion more prominently, I guess.
Yes, I just picked that number out of the air, it's absolutely up for
debate. Do you think it should be a bigger number or a smaller number?
:) I wondered about whether to build in some fudge space here - say the
number's a guideline and we can go beyond it if we think it's a good
idea - but worried that might be a bit too messy.
Whether this new policy is a good idea, that's a separate
idealist in me cries every time we sacrifice quality. And this policy will
probably result in more bugs being waved compared to the past. However, I
feel it's better to have the rules formalized than to wave such bugs
without any real grounds and feel like cheating on our policies every time
we actually need waive something.
FWIW my intent would be to use this no more often than we currently do
this in a non-formalized way. But of course it's possible that having
it written down will make us use it more, that's a risk indeed.
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