Re: Proposal for an advanced Debian-QA system
On Fri, Feb 20, 2004 at 10:37:22PM +0100, Bluefuture wrote:
> This are some idea for an advanced automatic Debian-qa system:
It's a common misunderstanding that automatic tools would be able to
solve every problem.
Automatic tools might help you to identify QA problems, but they are
only a help for resolving QA problems, not a solution themselves.
> So this alert sensors could perform some automatical tasks. For example:
> - Defcon 5 Send an automatic alert via email to Debian Qa
What are the benefits of spamming Debian QA with hundreds of mails?
> - Defcon 4 Send an automatic email to Debian Qa and open an automatic
> wishlist or minor bug on the package.
Never ever open a bug without checking whether a similar bug is already
Never ever automatically send bug reports. It's OK to let a script
automatically generate bug reports, but do not send them unless you
checked every single package whether the issue really exists.
> - Defcon 3 Send an automatic alert via email to the Mantainer requesting
> info about lack.
If the maintainer already told you a good reason why he can't resolve
this issue he'll be quite pissed off if he gets an automated mail
requesting more information.
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