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RE: Build management (was: major design changes...can we)

From: Sander Striker <striker_at_apache.org>
Date: 2002-05-22 17:14:25 CEST

> From: Greg Hudson [mailto:ghudson@MIT.EDU]
> Sent: 22 May 2002 16:40

> So far, the main justification I've seen for build management in a
> version control system is: if a project is (1) large, (2) rapidly
> changing, and (3) not compartmentalized, then builds take too long, so
> testing is sacrificed.
>
> Here's why I don't find that argument compelling:
>
> * The vast majority of projects are either not large, not rapidly
> changing, or are easily compartmentalized.
>
> * The particular problem can be solved independently of the version
> control system. (And I believe it has, in the form of caching compiler
> tools, though I can't find a pointer at the moment.)

http://ccache.samba.org/ for example.

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