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Re: Bits from the Release Team - Kicking off Wheezy

On Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 01:28:01PM +0200, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
> I propose the following additions:
> 1) No uninstallable packages, according to their dependencies, are
> 2) No packages with (detectable) conflicts are shipped as part of a

After Ralf's ack to document them for Wheezy, I've added the above two
to http://wiki.debian.org/ReleaseGoals/PackagesQuality

> 3) All packages with priority required and important have test suites
>    run at build time (of course it's hard to define test suite coverage,
>    so let's start with just saying that there should be a test suite in
>    the first place).

I've turned this one into
http://wiki.debian.org/ReleaseGoals/BuildTimeTestSuites (and linked it
from the ReleaseGoals page). At present, that would essentially mean
start to report bug against packages which have upstream build-time test
suites which are not run during Debian package build.

> 4) All packages with priority required and important have automatic
>    as-installed package test suites (cfr. DEP8); those test suite are
>    run before release and must not report any failure. (Same disclaimer
>    on coverage as per previous point applies.)

I've done the same as above for this one, which has become
<http://wiki.debian.org/ReleaseGoals/RunTimeTestSuites>. At present,
that is essentially blocked by the standardization of DEP8 / bit rot
review for autopkgtest (see recent discussion on the matter on this

Comments are welcome, especially by the release team, as I've took the
liberty of fiddling with the release goals wiki page directly. Feel free
to list me as (one of) the shepherd/advocate for (3) and (4).


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