[darcs-users] darcs patch: Do not use Perl test harness. (and 3 more)

zooko zooko at zooko.com
Mon Oct 20 16:24:14 UTC 2008

On Oct 20, 2008, at 9:20 AM, David Roundy wrote:

> Also because changes only hit the
> buildbot after I've run the tests and pushed them, which means you're
> adding to my workload when tests fail.

We really need to change the workflow from:

developer submits patch -> droundy reviews and commits it -> buildbot  
tests it -> buildbot builds executables


developer submits patch -> buildbot tests it -> droundy reviews and  
commits it -> buildbot builds executables

Then the buildbot will be reducing droundy's workload rather than  
adding to it, by giving him a legitimate excuse to ignore submissions  
-- any patch which fails the buildbot tests goes back to the  
developer instead of to droundy.

I haven't figured out exactly how to do this yet, but it is certainly  
possible.  It's just a matter of how to hack it together and when I  
(or someone) will get time to do so.

I don't know how things like the other patch reviewers, the unstable  
branch, and nomeata's darcs patch tracker should fit into the  
workflow outlined above.  Please speak up and let me know.


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