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Support level 1:
Program can be compiled from source and starts.
Support level 2:
Program has been tested to run correctly for at least 90% of the most used functionalities.
Documentation is up-to-date and correct at over 90%.
Support level 3:
Program has been tested to run correctly for at least 99% of the most used functionalities.
Documentation is up-to-date and correct at over 99%.
Posted Jun 23, 2011 17:02 UTC (Thu) by sfeam (subscriber, #2841)
Support levels would be more like
1) We provide a bug tracker
2) We will help with debugging and mediate bug reports being sent upstream
3) We will fix the bug in-house and provide an updated package
Posted Jun 24, 2011 10:05 UTC (Fri) by danielpf (subscriber, #4723)
Posted Jul 13, 2011 19:32 UTC (Wed) by oak (subscriber, #2786)
If somebody wants to keep statistics on maturity and level of documentation of these upstream projects that distro packages, I guess distro could provide some infrastructure for users for that. I'm not really sure what value that would provide or who would be interested to maintain it though.
The levels you proposed were way too vague. Distro having e.g. 90 programs at level 3 doesn't really tell anything. If I would be interested about some specific program, I would want to know what specific features it has, how well its UI and documentation is translated, has it fixed my pet peeves from earlier versions etc. things that e.g. Ubuntu's Launchpad collects.
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