Better testing of tagged tars

Martin Gräßlin mgraesslin at
Tue Feb 12 18:59:16 UTC 2013

On Tuesday 12 February 2013 19:25:46 Myriam Schweingruber wrote:
> Hi Anke,
> On Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 7:07 PM, Anke Boersma
> <abveritas at> wrote:
> > But this is the exact point I'm trying to make.  Educate early testers to
> > report any issues they find within the distro.  We have done that for 3
> > years, and is well known and accepted by our testers (this includes
> > testing
> > all beta and rc builds for Chakra).
> I think the point is: we don't have enough testers for the Beta and RC
> release, if these people would join the Quality Team during testing
> this would be far more valuable than only for the final tarball. So
> far we are only a handful, and maybe you have testers that do test but
> they don't report upstream, nor do they coordinate with us. The KDE
> Quality team would welcome a few more hands for that, for the final
> tarball it's just a bit late IMHO.
+1000 - that's exactly the point. We don't need the testers when the final 
tarballs are already done, we need them months before. And if you have many 
testers for your beta packages you also get most of the distro issues early.

Martin Gräßlin
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