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From Brett Porter <br...@apache.org>
Subject Re: error states
Date Wed, 29 Aug 2007 08:50:59 GMT
Anyone have any thoughts on this?

On 20/08/2007, at 10:59 AM, Brett Porter wrote:

> I think I understand this problem more now.
>
> the svn errors are a transient problem - it occurs before a build  
> takes place, but they are recorded as a built result. So when they  
> succeed again, no build occurs because no update has taken place.
>
> I see two possible corrections to this problem:
> 1) don't record a build result for update failures (have some sort  
> of project level error and different way of notifying/correcting).
> 2) rebuild a project that was in error state before.
>
> Only the first would also address the problem of having  
> difficulties diagnosing errors that occur even earlier and don't  
> record a build result at all. It also is a nice separation of  
> configuration/environmental errors vs actual build failures. It  
> helps with the separation of roles when you have a server admin and  
> developers that just commit on the code.
>
> However, it's a lot more work, and it might be better to schedule  
> that for the future and fix it via (2) for 1.1.
>
> what do others think?
>
> - Brett
>
> On 16/08/2007, at 1:46 PM, Brett Porter wrote:
>
>> I'm also seeing where there is a "real" error, like the SVN server  
>> not being reachable, and it not trying to build ever again.
>>
>> On 16/08/2007, at 1:40 PM, Brett Porter wrote:
>>
>>> I see too often project's getting stuck in "error" state, and  
>>> it's quite hard to diagnose what's wrong. They don't  
>>> automatically recover, and there is no build result for the  
>>> actual error (so clicking the icon takes you to the last  
>>> successful one)
>>>
>>> Anyone have any thoughts on how we can improve this?
>>>
>>> - Brett

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