[Qgis-developer] Failing tests consider blockers

Radim Blazek radim.blazek at gmail.com
Wed Feb 19 05:42:07 PST 2014

On Wed, Feb 19, 2014 at 1:34 PM, Vincent Picavet
<vincent.ml at oslandia.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> Le mercredi 19 février 2014 12:32:39, Martin Dobias a écrit :
> [...]
>> Agreed. If we decided to do time-based releases, let's do them as
>> planned and not discuss the decision two days before the planned
>> release...
>> I think we should mainly reconsider which bugs should be marked as
>> blockers. The current policy "every regression is a blocker" does not
>> make sense to me. In my opinion a blocker is something that makes the
>> software unusable for potentially large amount of users - in such case
>> it makes sense to delay the release for few days (as an exception, not
>> a rule).
> +1 to all this
> It will probably take some time for all of us devs to take good habits of
> fixing blockers as soon as possible. It will probably also encourage funders to
> give money to developers to fix them before the release.

But funders already gave money! I believe that they are interested in
stable QGIS in the first place.


> At the end, it should be a better solution to keep strict fixed releases, and
> should enforce code quality.
> One way to ensure this is to work seriously on tests as well.
> Vincent
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