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Re: Ports & Packages infrastructure & feature import. (fwd)
On Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 07:24:26PM +0200, Marc Balmer wrote:
> If only more developers would develop a sense of quality and at least
> test-compile their stuff, or run a relase build, before committing these
> figures would already look a lot nicer...
Sense of quality has very little to do with build breakages. Statistically
speaking, most of the failures are due trivial things (prime example: set
lists and other oddities in the build system). (Also: not all of us have
12-core machines that would be required to do release builds before each
commit, possibly on several different architectures.)
Regressions on the contrary are a real issue practically in every operating
system project. Fortunately NetBSD has made some good progess at this front.
Loganaden and others who may want to try and track -current, a good way to
help is to watch the automated test results and report possible regressions.
For daily runs see: http://releng.netbsd.org/.
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