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Re: SVNSERVE Tests Failing

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_newton.ch.collab.net>
Date: 2003-02-01 23:59:35 CET

Kevin Pilch-Bisson <kevin@pilch-bisson.net> writes:
> Can I take this opportunity to promote something that I have recently started
> doing at work?
>
> On my team at work, each developer has a private branch of the code we work
> on. We're free to do whatever we want on that branch, and use it to
> checkpoint however we choose.
>
> However, in order to merge our changes into the main development branch (which
> we do about once per week), we have to make sure that we can build both debug
> and release versions (not really applicable here), and pass a large suite of
> tests on both debug and release builds. Of course we also have an automated
> system that we submit patches to, and it performs all these checks for us,
> then checks in the change if they all pass.
>
> This allows us to check in small changes, yet maintain quality on the main
> branch.
>
> Maybe svn should try something similar.

Personally, I think our breakages are not frequent enough to warrant
the inconvenience this method would cause (I've worked this way on
other projects, and it does impose some extra burden on the
developers.)

Just my $.02,
-K

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