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From Jan Lehnardt <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Test suite blocking release
Date Sun, 21 Mar 2010 08:00:35 GMT

On 20 Mar 2010, at 20:06, Paul Davis wrote:

> On Sat, Mar 20, 2010 at 2:31 PM, Noah Slater <nslater@me.com> wrote:
>> I think faulty test case should block the release, if I am to have any
>> future sanity preparing releases. I don't want to delay and longer, so if
>> you guys are absolutely sure this is a test error and not code error, then I
>> propose that the test be commented out. Our tests form a contract between
>> us, internally, and our users. If that contract has a bug, it should be
>> removed or fixed - or it simply dilutes the importance of contract. If some
>> one comments out the test, and we agree it is not indicative of an important
>> bug, I can call the vote within hours.
>> 
> 
> I'd have to agree on this. From the point of view of a release, if a
> test reports a failure then it should be made to not report a failure.
> If that's accomplished by disabling it, then there will be a commit
> with a message that explains why it was disabled and etc and such on
> and so forth.

I'd do that if the test was failing for me :)

Cheers
Jan
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