Re: Reminder: action required when updating dependencies or build options

On Tue, 2021-01-12 at 16:50 +0000, Philip Withnall wrote:
On Tue, 2021-01-12 at 09:31 -0600, Michael Catanzaro wrote:
Hi developers,

Please remember that action is required when updating your
or build options. You need to either make sure gnome-build-meta is
with your changes, or ask release team to investigate on your

We've had at least four separate breakages from four separate
in the past few days. This is too much. Please be careful. Thanks!

Sorry to have caused one of those breakages. I think this is going to
keep happening, though, since remembering to ping an external party
when dependencies change is hard. It’s something that happens
infrequently, and is not part of people’s normal
code/compile/review/merge cycle, so it’s not surprising they forget.

Perhaps there’s scope for a CI bot which reminds developers to look
updating gnome-build-meta whenever a is changed. That bot
could be set up for every project which is listed in gnome-build-

Or, if it’s appropriate, the bot could file an issue against gnome-
build-meta and assign the developer who’s touching to
issue. Or something.

The same problems that existed in 2019 still exist:

Developers still have no visibility over the gnome-build-meta builds.

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