Re: Garnome weekly builds: a rant...

OK, OK... Some day you too will be old and cranky... [:-)]

For what it's worth, it's all about level-setting expectations. I had
erroneously assumed that the weekly garball did actually build and run
on some platform. I should have read your announcement more carefully

        These are snapshot builds, not releases -- especially in the
        unstable branch (currently working from 2.11.x), things may not
        work as advertised, you may even have trouble compiling all the
        dependencies in the right order.

I have finished building geektoys. Some apps do not build because of
changes in the gnome-menus API. These appear easy to fix. Others are
unhappy about the jump to newer versions of dbus & hal.  

It's getting late. I will report in detail tomorrow.


> On Tue, 2005-06-14 at 21:17 +0200, guenther wrote:
> > On Sun, 2005-06-12 at 21:51 -0400, Joseph E. Sacco, Ph.D. wrote:
> > > Rant on:
> > > 
> > > It would be a really "good thing" if a weekly build were known to be
> > > build-able on some [any???] platform before it is released to the
> > > unknowing. Throwing out something that may build just because you are
> > > feeling "lucky" is not a very good idea
> I was actually going to rant-reply to this, but guenther answered it all
> for me, so i'll be quiet now :)
> Suffice to say, the autobuilder (the script-goodness that powers the
> generation of the weekly tarballs) was only configured to build desktop/
> and platform/ successfully before cleaning up, forking, making a tarball
> and sending me an e-mail that says 'upload this...'
> In the next week or two (whenever I get time), i'll clean this up so it
> builds *everything* before it does things -- which would make this a lot
> more foolproof.
> > You likely are the most helpful user building and testing a lot of
> > releases and giving valuable feedback.
> > 
> > Now what if every supposedly unstable snapshot would build perfectly out
> > of the box... ;-)
> I'd have a lot less work to do :)
> > Evolution 2.3.3 is known to have some build issues. A new minor release
> > is expected to be released tomorrow.
> Has this actually appeared yet?
> Regards,
> Paul
joseph_sacco [at] comcast [dot] net

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