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From Tim Ellison <t.p.elli...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [general] POLL : supported platforms
Date Wed, 25 Oct 2006 15:01:47 GMT
I agree with Salikh -- the wiki will never keep up if you expect such
frequent manual updates.  That's a job for the test results' collator.


Salikh Zakirov wrote:
> Morozova, Nadezhda wrote:
>> My two cents...
>>>> I do not understand the lifecycle of this page. If I report today
>> that
>>> my
>>>> platform works OK, but the next commit brokes it, who will update the
>>> page?
>>> IMHO if the next commit breakes the work-ok-platform and if you notice
>>> it, why not to update the wiki page? Or you can let me know about this
>>> bug and I'll make the update:)
>> Do you think we can add a note with the revision number? This way, you
>> at least know that the code of XXXX revision worked ok/failed on this
>> platform. Because such tests are done systematically, changing revisions
>> would not take much time to update. 
> -1
> I think this is a conceptually incorrect approach
> to try to keep a relatively slowly changing wiki page up-to-date with fast-paced commits.
> I believe this approach is doomed, and the status page is going to get out-of-date 
> while it is being edited.
> I would suggest the following "fix" to the approach:
> * Reserve the "supported platforms" notion for the developer releases or snapshots,
> and do not use the term with respect to SVN trunk
> * Relate the list of "supported platforms" with the release management process,
>   and describe the status of particular snapshots, and not SVN trunk in general.


Tim Ellison (t.p.ellison@gmail.com)

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