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From Stefano Mazzocchi <stef...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [GUMP] Build Failure - Cocoon2
Date Mon, 03 Mar 2003 15:16:13 GMT
Sam Ruby wrote:
> Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
> 
>> Gump@icarus.apache.org wrote:
>>
>>> ----------------------------------------------------
>>> This email is autogenerated from the output from:
>>> <http://cvs.apache.org/builds/gump/2003-03-03/xml-cocoon2.html>
>>> ----------------------------------------------------
>>>
>>> Buildfile: build.xml
>>>
>>> BUILD FAILED
>>> Target `gump' does not exist in this project. 
>>
>>
>> Damn, forgot to update gump. This nagging thing is really useful :)
> 
> 
> As you can see from the nag you have seen on the dropping of projects 
> provides evidence that you can have e-mails sent to any mailing list 
> based on matching a regular expression against the output of any run.
> 
> One of my favorites was adding the following to xml-fop:
> 
>       <regexp pattern="/Fatal error during transformation/"
>                to="xalan-dev@xml.apache.org"/>
> 
> Xalan has a fairly extensive test suite.  Despite this, there was a 
> change that caused a problem with one of fop's stylesheets.  By 
> observing that it worked on one day and failed on the next, the scope of 
> potential changes that might have caused this was considerably reduced. 
>  I was able to narrow this down to a single change without understanding 
> anything about the design or implementation of xalan by simply doing cvs 
> updates specifying various timestamps and rerunning the build.
> 
> Imagine the possibilities of running Forrest on various sites (w/o 
> necessarily publishing the output), for no other reason than to see if 
> recent changes to cocoon will break something downstream.

Yes, preaching to the converted. I think that Forrestbot can be the only 
serious unit test that can be useful to Cocoon.

-- 
Stefano Mazzocchi                               <stefano@apache.org>
    Pluralitas non est ponenda sine necessitate [William of Ockham]
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