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Re: pkgsrc-2013Q4 freeze started

On Fri, Dec 20, 2013 at 03:11:48AM +0900, Izumi Tsutsui wrote:
 > > > > 2-3 days is nowhere near long enough to perform even an update bulk
 > > > > build on a slow to medium platform, get the results and be able to act
 > > > > upon them before the freeze.
 > > > 
 > > > I'm asking about update of leaf packages.
 > > > Is it so serious on bulk build?
 > > 
 > > While it is clearly less of an issue to update leaf packages, the main
 > > point still stands.  2 days is not long enough for a bulk build to run
 > > and for you to act on any fallout you may have caused by updating the
 > > package.
 > Then you should rather ask pmc to make any updates of leaf packages
 > "not allowed", rather than "ok but not recommended."
 > In the current rule, updating a leaf package in the last minute
 > is still "ok."
 > My suggestion is "make the rule more specific to avoid post-commit flame."

My suggestion is "think before committing, and if in doubt, ask pmc".
It's worked fine for me for a number of years now -- I think the only
time I've been yelled at is for committing while wiz was branching,
which is a different kind of stupid. :-/

David A. Holland

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