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From Christian Edward Gruber <>
Subject Re: In distributed build, how does Continuum decide whether there have been scm changes?
Date Tue, 27 Jan 2009 02:12:03 GMT
I agree with a unique number that Continuum can link to a revision or  
a date, depending on the SCM capabilities.  I'm thinking that the  
Master should control time, so if a timestamp is required, it should  
be obtained from the master server, so that all agents are synced up  
with a single source of time.


On 26-Jan-09, at 19:46 , Brett Porter wrote:

> ep, but something to bear in mind is that not all systems support an  
> atomic revision number (eg, CVS). Perhaps the date could be used in  
> its stead here - as long as it's used consistently (with no gaps in  
> time) it should be fine (though date is bad to use in subversion,  
> since it doesn't always work).
> I was actually thinking we should create a separate record from the  
> checkout about what the last build was anyway (as this would support  
> the multiple build definitions as well). This might be a good  
> opportunity.

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