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From Tim Ellison <t.p.elli...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [drlvm] build fails on Windows os
Date Tue, 27 Jun 2006 07:51:00 GMT
Rana Dasgupta wrote:
> On 6/26/06, Geir Magnusson Jr <geir@pobox.com> wrote:
>>
>> >Odd.  It was broken for me too.  What changed?
>>
>> >I applied the patch - thanks.
> 
> 
> To determine this, one would have to roll back the last commit and retry
> the build + smoke tests. And  traverse back till we identify what broke it.
> We could also consider requesting the patches that came after this to be
> resubmitted. At least.
> It may help to start putting in some submission citeria for patches eg., a
> successful log from the existing drlvm smoke tests etc. Patches, though not
> big, are coming in quite rapidly and it can't be easy for committers to
> verify everything on two target platforms.
> Also, the existing few smoke tests will not catch all bugs. At some point,
> new tests should accompany non trivial submissions. We don't want to get
> into a situation where we have a serious breakage.
>  It will be good to know how we are doing the corresponding stuff in the
> classlibs.

The short answer is: by relying on the test suite.  I agree that the
first goal is to reach a stable state, then ensure that patches come
with new tests maintaining the stable state.

Regards,
Tim

-- 

Tim Ellison (t.p.ellison@gmail.com)
IBM Java technology centre, UK.

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