QA rights/responsibilities

Fixing bugs/making releases

If any QA related issues are found in a package that QA has not been granted permission to change without consulting the maintainer,the QA team will file a bug report. If the issue remains unresolved for 1 month (2+1+1 weeks; see below), QA may fix it themselves.

If the issue isn't fixed with in two weeks QA will email the maintainers about the issue (if the bug system won't have auto bug report notices every X week in the future) and if the problem isn't fixed within one week from that, QA will send yet another email to the maintainers and if no answer nor fix to the problem is provided within one week, all members of the core QA team will get the permission to modify any file needed to fix that QA issue as well as make a new release.

If any major QA issues are found in any package and the QA team doesn't have permission to change that package without contacting the lead first then the QA team will file a bug report. Any major issues can stay open for 2 weeks (5+5+4 days; see below), QA may fix it themselves.

If the issue isn't fixed within 5 days QA will email the maintainers about the issue (if the bug system won't have auto bug report notices every X week in the future) and if the problem isn't fixed with in 5 days, from that QA will send yet another email to the maintainers and if no answer nor fix to the problem is provided with in 4 days, all members of the core QA team will have permission to modify any file needed to fix that QA issue as well as make a new release.

The same time frames apply when the QA team want to make a release because of unreleased fixes/improvements which are only available via SVN, or when the QA team wants to determine if a package has been orphaned (using the time frames specified for non major issues).

The QA team can decide what are major issues after discussion on the QA Mailing-list.

The QA team will for this reason keep track of those QA issues in their pear web subsection. This would only be for having overview over which package maintainers need to be emailed for reminders and such things.

Orphaned Packages

The QA team can use the above stated rules to determine if a package is orphaned. The core QA team gets lead rights on all orphaned packages until the original maintainer returns or a new maintainer is found.

Deleting Package releases

The core QA team also has the permission to delete any release that might have any issues that have been found after the release, to reduce the effects of the problem. This right must be exercised with caution.

Package maintainers can also grant QA the rights to make a releases for their packages.

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