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From David Nalley <>
Subject Re: [QA][DISCUSS] Should we document formal release criteria?
Date Tue, 05 Mar 2013 18:39:50 GMT
On Tue, Mar 5, 2013 at 1:32 PM, Chip Childers <> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Some IRC discussion triggered this thought:
> Should we document our formal release criteria?  By that, I mean -
> should we document the criteria that we use to claim that we are in a
> position to cut an actual Release Candidate for voting?


> I realized that I've had my own view sitting in my head, but obviously
> that means that nobody else knows it!
> Thoughts about what our criteria should be?
> Here's what's in my head:
> No Blocker Bugs outstanding
> No Critical Bugs outstanding (unless there is a work-around, and only <
> 5 like that)

So define for me what is a blocker and critical.
I have my own internal definition, but if we have a standard that says
'no blocker and critical bugs' then we are just doing blind queries
against Jira and maybe even changing the value on a bug so we can be

> Builds all work
> Packaging all works for the selected OS's
> Docs and Translation updates checked in

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