LpSolit at gmail.com
Fri Jul 15 13:28:25 UTC 2005
Due to our broken 2.18.2 release last week, we decided to create a QA
team to avoid such thing again. Actually, we are two reviewers in this
team: Teemu Mannermaa (aka wicked or Zornreich) and myself. A third
reviewer may join the team soon depending on his new job: Byron Jones
The PostgreSQL support is still experimental in 2.20 but we will very
soon require someone using it on a daily basis to test and make sure
everything works fine in future releases.
So if some of you (no need to be a Bugzilla expert to help) are
interested in joining the team or simply help us occasionally to have
non-broken releases (let's hope 2.18.4 will not be followed two days
later by 2.18.5), please contact me, either directly in IRC (nick:
LpSolit) or per email at LpSolit at gmail.com, or by replying to
developers at bugzilla.org. Also, I'm especially interested in users or
developers using Bugzilla on Windows and/or using PostgreSQL.
A few words about what will change for future releases:
- No checkin will be allowed at least 24/48 hours before a release,
allowing the QA team to test the new release as much as possible and fix
regressions *before* the release instead of after. For comparison, we
did 24 checkins less than 18 hours before releasing 2.20rc1/2.18.2. That
was far too much and gave us no chance to catch regressions on time (in
fact, a first regression was found and fixed on time, but we missed the
- For those who have editbugs privileges on b.m.o, you are free to add
the 'qawanted' keyword to bugs to specify that some attention is
required from the QA team. Use this keyword when a bug needs a testcase,
additional information or looks like a regression. If you cannot add
this keyword due to restrictions on your account, please set the flag to
either blocking2.18.x? or blocking2.20? depending on which versions are
affected. mkanat, justdave, myk or anyone else with enough privileges
can then set the 'qawanted' keyword for you. Please *do not* use this
keyword for bugs requesting new features (bugs marked as 'enhancement').
I will ignore those bugs.
Please don't remove the 'qawanted' keyword unless you belong to the
- Remaining things are internal to the QA team. ;)
Thank you for your attention.
Have a nice week-end,
Frederic "LpSolit" Buclin
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