[Libreoffice-qa] New Bugzilla Branch Version Picker items – 3

Petr Mladek pmladek at suse.cz
Mon Jun 18 08:44:41 PDT 2012

Rainer Bielefeld píše v Po 18. 06. 2012 v 17:16 +0200:
> Hi all,
> I am happy to see that we have a solution for the general problem, I 
> will change picker texts with
> The remaining problem is what we will do with

Ah, I forgot this ;-)

>    daily
>    daily
>     daily
>     daily

These will be used in the about dialog.

>    daily
>    daily
>    daily
>    daily
>    daily
>    daily

We do not allow dangerous changes for bugfix releases => the daily
builds should have the quality of release candidates. So, there will be:          daily          daily          daily          daily          daily          daily

> what are possible versions for the daily builds available during life 
> cycle of 3.7 branch.

We have one alpha, three betas, three release candidates for .0 release,
and two release candidates for bugfix releases.

> Those are a horrible lot of versions filling the picker with nearby 0 
> reports/version (a "x.x.5" does not produce many regressions, and only 
> few users will test dailies).
> I would like to have a common "Branch Daily" in Bugzilla Version picker 
> for these Versions, for example *""* (this way only 
> visible in Bugzilla, not in "Help About").
> With acceptable workload it would be possible to create all those 
> versions from above (also to have the possibility to use a Atom Feed 
> "ticker" as "early warning system" and to shift them all to such a 
> "" 1/4 year after life cycle of the branch has been 
> terminated. So only 1 Branch version would remain for the picker instead 
> of 10 (or so).

Nice trick.

Another solution would be to omit these daily builds versions in
bugzilla at all. It is motivated by these ideas:

	+ version is incomplete anyway; there are more
          daily builds with this version; reporter should cut&paste
          the whole buildid from the about dialog anyway

	+ daily builds are used only by active QA testers; they
          are more experienced and could handle the missing "+"
          versions in bugzilla reasonably

Best Regards,

More information about the Libreoffice-qa mailing list