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

Tim Sutton tim at kartoza.com
Tue Mar 10 15:58:15 PDT 2020


> On 10 Mar 2020, at 22:55, Nyall Dawson <nyall.dawson at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 11 Mar 2020 at 03:31, Alessandro Pasotti <apasotti at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I've always felt it was an implicit agreement, but I totally agree
>> that making it explicit is a good idea.
> Yep, it's been more or less "understood" practice for some time, but
> I'd like it to be official so there's no room for misunderstand.
>> Where exactly would you suggest to add that kind of statements?
> I'd put it in a new section under
> https://docs.qgis.org/testing/en/docs/developers_guide/  Maybe
> something like "development policies"?

Sounds good to me!



> We could word it something like:
> "While new feature submissions are always highly appreciated, every
> feature added to QGIS comes with an associated maintenance burden for
> the project. Accordingly, some policies exist to avoid placing this
> burden on the existing QGIS development team:
> - Following any new feature development, it is the original
> developer's (or organisations) SOLE responsibility to proactively
> monitor and 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.
> - After this major release, the developer is still expected to monitor
> the bug tracker for issues relating to their work and implement
> reasonable fixes at their own expense.
> "
> Nyall
>> --
>> Alessandro Pasotti
>> w3:   www.itopen.it
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