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Re: Release sprint results - team changes, auto-rm and arch status

On 12/01/2014 13:52, intrigeri wrote:
> Hi,
> Robert Millan wrote (12 Jan 2014 12:35:56 GMT) :
>> For example, I've been trying to assess the state of GNOME in
>> general by trying to find bugs myself. I will report my findings
>> soon, however this is clearly not optimal. My quick "kick the tires"
>> testing is much less reliable than day-to-day usage in production
>> done by real users.
> I'm somewhat surprised that such real Debian/kFreeBSD users (who
> I expect to be a bit more tech-savvy than the average Debian user) who
> use GNOME on a day-to-day basis are not reporting such bugs to the BTS.
> This makes me curious. Assuming these real users actually exist, what
> steps can be taken within the Debian/kFreeBSD community to improve
> this? I've no idea what kind of communication channels the porters
> have with the corresponding users, so I'm wondering.

The BTS should be the only channel, IMHO. Though the mailing lists are
often used to report problems, I think this should be avoided whenever
possible. When you find a bug, please use the BTS and if it's relevant
to kFreeBSD put debian-bsd on CC. This will make our effort much easier.

Specifically regarding the ability to test GNOME, I think #733122 is the
biggest blocker right now. Once this is fixed, testing GNOME will become
much more straightforward for the average user.

Robert Millan

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