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Re: Ports & Packages infrastructure & feature import. (fwd)

At Wed, 31 Aug 2011 21:19:52 +0300,
Jukka Ruohonen wrote:
> 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:

It might also be a good idea to automate integration testing before
committing and reject failed integrations. There is an IMNSHO
excellent tool in Aegis ( 

Best regards,


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