[plt-dev] component delivery, a social experiment

From: Jay McCarthy (jay.mccarthy at gmail.com)
Date: Tue Nov 10 14:03:27 EST 2009

On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 11:58 AM, Sam TH <samth at ccs.neu.edu> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 12:50 PM, Robby Findler
> <robby at eecs.northwestern.edu> wrote:
>> I, for one, am quite happy that we have a nightly build and hope that
>> we continue to have it. I suspect that anyone that uses Windows and
>> wants to keep up from SVN also benefits, since building under Windows
>> is not an easy thing to do (unlike the other platforms we support).
> I know other people who use the nightly build regularly on Windows.
> And the nightly build docs are quite valuable.  I've also benefited
> from the nightly build catching bugs that I've introduced.
>> I don't think the option two below you mention is feasible, simply
>> because removing the file is likely to break the build in some other
>> way. But perhaps we can have some other Bad Thing that happens (public
>> blame anyone?) when someone breaks the build that would help get us
>> back in shape quickly.
> It would be nice if DrDr could check this information, especially once
> DrDr is down to zero errors normally.

If we can encode the conditions as a test in the tree, it will just
start checking it.


>> PS: for the record, I complained twice to Eli about the currently
>> broken build, once when I noticed it because I wanted to point someone
>> to recent docs and then later when someone else contacted me about it.
>> So "no one noticed" is just plain wrong.
> I also noticed, because I wanted to point to the recent docs, and
> mentioned this to Eli.
> --
> sam th
> samth at ccs.neu.edu
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Jay McCarthy <jay at cs.byu.edu>
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