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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [build-test alert] BUILD FAILED WinXP SP2 1CPU msvc debug: classlib
Date Tue, 28 Nov 2006 13:45:04 GMT


Tim Ellison wrote:
> Vladimir Ivanov wrote:
>> On 11/28/06, Geir Magnusson Jr. <geir@pobox.com> wrote:
>>> I've seen a few of these repeated - shouldn't the CI system not send the
>>> same message over and over?
>> Now the system sends notification for each failure. It can de changed to
>> send notification only for first failure but such system will be useless in
>> the time of failure investigation.
>>
>> The current scenario based on the assumption that each failure is critical
>> and should be fixed ASAP or patch should be reverted. In this case next CC
>> cycle will pass.
>>
>> Should I change the CC to send one notification for build failure?
> 
> I would say so, otherwise we become blind to the repeated messages.
> Once the build break flag goes up people should turn their attention to
> it until it is resolved.

Exactly.  I now that I'm getting a bit jaded from the repeated stream.

One message, and then stop. When the CI build/test run finally works 
again, then another message saying "BUILD FIXED" (or whatever).

geir


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