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From Stefano Mazzocchi <>
Subject Re: [GUMP] Build Failure - Cocoon2
Date Mon, 03 Mar 2003 15:16:13 GMT
Sam Ruby wrote:
> Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
>> wrote:
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>>> This email is autogenerated from the output from:
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>>> Buildfile: build.xml
>>> 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 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                               <>
    Pluralitas non est ponenda sine necessitate [William of Ockham]

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