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

Alessandro Pasotti apasotti at gmail.com
Tue Mar 10 10:31:36 PDT 2020

On Mon, Mar 9, 2020 at 11:14 PM Nyall Dawson <nyall.dawson at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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?

I've always felt it was an implicit agreement, but I totally agree
that making it explicit is a good idea.

Where exactly would you suggest to add that kind of statements?

Alessandro Pasotti
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