[darcs-users] Windows build error (due to ifdef juggling?)
zooko at zooko.com
Fri Mar 13 13:21:05 UTC 2009
> Zooko: please pull my patch 'Replace external-zlib flag with zlib'
> in the build master. (it would be good if we had a way to automate
Done. I agree. I'll work on automating this.
> This was "working" all the way up to build 345
> with no (presumably) changes in Zooko's setup.
> Then it broke in build 346. I've just worked out these build
> numbers recently.
Having a buildbot is extremely useful for "localizing" breakage to a
specific change ("temporalizing"?). I think this might be why it is
considered so important to have an all-green buildbot -- because then
if something breaks everyone knows that it was "this change right
here" that caused the breakage.
But if you don't have an all-green buildbot and so you don't
necessarily notice right away, you can search backwards through the
build histories to figure it out, like you just did.
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