Subject: Re: known-to-be-good tags on -HEAD? (Re: recent instability)
To: Garrett D'Amore <email@example.com>
From: Geert Hendrickx <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/21/2006 07:49:36
On Thu, Apr 20, 2006 at 08:25:18PM -0700, Garrett D'Amore wrote:
> Actually, what this really sounds to me like, is we need some kind of
> automatic regression test suite that picks up nightlies and runs them.
> If a test suite passes for a build, it could auto-tag them.
> A website listing regression failures would be helpful, too.
> You wouldn't be able to cover everything this way (e.g. kind of hard
> to test all the different hardware combos), but it would be a good
> start, at least.
This seems overkill for what I was looking for. These tags shouldn't
occur weekly or even mothly. Maybe they should just be feature-based.
Imagine a user who would want to experiment with tmpfs, or needs some
new driver from -current. He wouldn't want to use an "arbitrary"
checkout of -HEAD which could be unstable, or even not build, because of
an unrelated problem. He just would like to checkout some tag which was
set after the commit of the feature/driver/fix he wants/needs, and use
that. Of course there would be no guarantees for for this tag being
"good" (it's -current after all), it would just be an indication, to
help/stimulate the testing community.