build stuff [was Re: gnome-vfs build issue]

On Tue, 2004-12-14 at 17:55 -0500, Colin Walters wrote:
> But speaking more generally, I can imagine better solutions than
> defaulting to -Werror, they're just not implemented yet:
> For example, for the first point, it would be nice if we had a
> formalized means of submitting a patch against a project; then an
> automated process would try applying the patch, compiling with various
> warnings enabled, running test suites, etc., and would reject the patch
> if it failed, completely automatically.  A start at this could be
> grabbing patches from Bugzilla and requiring people to specify e.g. "CVS
> HEAD" in the comment.

I'd really, really love for modulesets (and I suppose jhbuildrc?) to be
able to specify patches at remote locations, like a bugzilla URL. Being
able to, for example, build firefox with native icon bits, or gtk with
federico's search patches, would be great.

> For the second point, what we really need is test machines on various
> architectures (particularly 64-bit) and operating systems besides just
> the single tinderbox.  This ties in with the automated patch testing
> too.

If other people have boxes with development environments they'd like to
sacrifice to the great gods, I can set up another tinderbox pretty
easily. I specify 'with development environments' only because I am not
about to volunteer to set up a build env. on, say, Solaris :)


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