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From Marica Tan <marica....@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Thoughts on build environment selection when releasing in distributed build setup
Date Thu, 11 Feb 2010 02:22:06 GMT
On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 6:50 AM, Wendy Smoak <wsmoak@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Feb 9, 2010 at 3:39 PM, Marica Tan <marica.tan@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 12:19 AM, Wendy Smoak <wsmoak@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> >> Selection of Build Agent - Part A:  I don't think the
> >> default/last-used build agent should ever be used if it is not part of
> >> the selected build environment.
> >>
> >> If the user didn't select a build environment, how will continuum know
> > which agent to perform the release?
> > Are we requiring the user to select a build environment when releasing
> with
> > distributed builds?
> >
> > With non-distributed, I can opt not to select a build environment and
> still
> > be able to do a release.
>
> In non-distributed build, not selecting a build environment means it
> will use the "default"  environment, whatever Continuum is running in.
>
> That doesn't seem to make sense in a distributed environment, since
> nothing builds on the master where you are pressing the buttons.
>
> Therefore, I think selection of a build environment should be
> mandatory in distributed builds.
>
> Any arguments to the contrary?
>
> [This decision will have effects on the scheduled/forced build
> features as well as configuration and UI.]
>

+1

We should create another issue for making it mandatory in distributed builds
and document this too.

Thanks,
--
Marica

>

--
> Wendy
>

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