Re: build breakages and translators

mån 2003-03-10 klockan 12.48 skrev Tino Meinen:
> > The policy is to keep the cvs modules buildable at all times, so that
> > other development can continue, and so that people can try it out and
> > report bugs. In the past, longer breakages in cvs happened, which in
> > many cases had devastating effects, as it blocked all other development
> > and testing. That's why the new policy specifies that everything should
> > always be kept buildable in cvs.
> Ok
> Do you know if there's going to be a tinderbox setup somewhere? 

There already is one at

> > So whether the breakage is minor or major or whether a translator or
> > another developer caused it is probably largely irrelevant -- a build
> > breakage blocks other people's work and some people will have to stop
> > their other work and instead spend their time going and finding out why
> > it broke and possibly fix it. We should avoid this in every case, and
> > we're all in the same boat here, and equally responsible for making sure
> > it doesn't happen.
> True
> So we need to be vigilant (a tinderbox would help), or we would need
> build-sheriffs. 

We already have build sheriffs if I remember correctly (jacob used to be
one of those, I think). But people committing stuff still need to be

> And/Or the translators who have cvs-acces (usually the translation
> coordinators) need better education and/or be more careful?

Probably both of those.


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