[QGIS-Developer] Explicit policy re bug fixing responsibilities after new features

Régis Haubourg regis.haubourg at gmail.com
Tue Mar 10 03:30:15 PDT 2020

Hi Nyall,
this sounds reasonable indeed, can we have a bit more background or
pointers to real cases?
One issue we faced these past months is that he exponential trafic on the
issues and PR makes it harder to follow issues and just have the
information that we could possibly be at stake somewhere.
Last year I was able to follow +/- 80 % of the discussions. I must admit
that lastly it became nearly impossible unless to work mostly on QGIS bug
triaging or coding.

I really don't know how we could improve our communication channels. Any
hint welcome.

Best regards

Le lun. 9 mars 2020 à 23:14, Nyall Dawson <nyall.dawson at gmail.com> a écrit :

> Hi list,
> I'm after feedback on whether or not others think an explicit
> policy/contract regarding bug fixing responsibilities for new features
> is a good idea or not.
> I would like to see something like this added to the developer guidelines:
> "Following any new feature development, it is the original developer's
> (or organisations) SOLE responsibility to implement bug fixes relating
> to the new feature (or regressions to other parts of QGIS which have
> resulted from its development). This extends up to the next major QGIS
> release following the feature being merged*. It is NOT acceptable to
> use QGIS.org sponsored bug fixing efforts to implement these fixes.
> Failure to provide fixes to all reasonable bug reports raised for a
> new feature may lead to that feature being reverted prior to release."
> *i.e. currently 3.14
> Personally, I think having this as part of our developer agreement
> would help clear up some ambiguity and source of frustration/conflict
> between developers.
> Thoughts?
> Nyall
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