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From David Nalley <da...@gnsa.us>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] BVT for CloudStack checkins
Date Thu, 07 Mar 2013 12:29:20 GMT
On Thu, Mar 7, 2013 at 12:11 AM, Murali Reddy <Murali.Reddy@citrix.com> wrote:
> On 06/03/13 11:52 PM, "Kelven Yang" <kelven.yang@citrix.com> wrote:
>
>>First +1 on BVT.
>>
>>Second, should we consider the idea of having a staging area for people to
>>check-in? Which is that making master always the stable(reasonable) branch
>>for main development, but whenever people make check-ins, it goes into
>>staging first,
>
> +1 for having staging-branch. Unless we are able to run, Bvt's on the
> feature branch, there is no confidence that merge of feature branch to
> master won't break master. IMO, its not un-common to have a master branch
> which is kept stable with regular builds and BVT test passes, then have a
> development branch where the features land up first go through the BVT
> then pushed to master. On regular basic there can be 'reverse integration'
> (dev branch to master) and 'forward integrations' (master to dev)
> automated.
>

I don't see why we can't run BVT on a feature branch. Should be
relatively trivial to setup. Especially for branches expected to live
more than a few days, I'd prefer to see testing run on them regularly.

--David

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