Backports testing (was - Re: non-MOTU Hopeful contributions (was:: GetDeb Project (Why I participate)))

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Fri Oct 19 04:45:34 BST 2007

On Thursday 18 October 2007 22:40, Emmet Hikory wrote:
>     For the latter, extended promotion of teams and bug tags may be
> valueable.  I'm not deeply familar with backport and update
> procedures, but I suspect that the backport testers team bug list (2)
> is likely a good list of backports that need testing...
> 2:

Depending on which release you are running, you can look at it this way too:

The standards for backports testing is a fairly simple builds, installs, runs.  
If packages have a lot of reverse depencies then more complex testing may be 

More information here:

Building and testing backports is not a bad way to get started if one is 
interested in becoming invovled in Ubuntu development.  It gets you started 
dealing with some of the basic tools and actions a MOTU needs to know.

More testers always wanted.

Scott K

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