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Re: Breakage list [was: Re: svn commit: r12027 - trunk]

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2004-11-27 00:50:24 CET

Julian Foad wrote:

> Branko Čibej wrote:
>
>> Read svn-breakage, it's all there. I'll say again that IMNSHO
>> everyons who commits code changes should subscribe to svn-breakage
>> and check at least the FAILed test runs.
>
>
> That's fair enough in principle. I've just re-subscribed and set a
> filter to discard the "PASS" emails.
>
> However, if I was still using a modem, I would be very reluctant to
> subscribe because of the high volume of traffic on that list -
> currently around 2000 emails per month, and they are not tiny.

Well, the PASS mails are about 2k... multiplied by 2000, that's probably
more than you want to download, yes.

> Would you consider posting only a summary of passes?

Not "I", "we" as in "the SVN project"

> Or providing a list that sends only the failures?

Hmmm...

> I think you said before that you like to see the passes, to know that
> they are actually being tested, but I wonder if that still applies now
> that there are so many that it is not feasible to even look carefully
> at the Subject lines. Perhaps it would be better to set up an
> automatic monitoring agent to check that all of your intended tests
> are either passing or sending a failure email? This could
> infrequently (say weekly) send a summary of which tests have been run.

Well, it's really the test framework's job to do things like that.
Patches are always welcome. :-)

-- Brane

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