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From David Nalley <>
Subject Re: How we treat broken builds.
Date Wed, 20 Feb 2013 14:53:43 GMT
On Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 11:32 AM, Chip Childers
<> wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 17, 2013 at 10:31:44PM -0500, David Nalley wrote:
>> On Sun, Feb 17, 2013 at 9:03 PM, Marcus Sorensen <> wrote:
>> > Are there jenkins reports the committers can subscribe to and get email
>> > when there are breakages? I know at least once 4.1 was broken while I was
>> > in the process of testing a commit (just a quick sanity check I do to avoid
>> > being the guy who causes these sorts of things), and then I committed on
>> > top of that broken branch. If there are such emails (and I suspect there
>> > are), it would help me to know when to stop working on the branch, and all
>> > of the committers should probably sign up.
>> > On Feb 17, 2013 6:44 PM, "David Nalley" <> wrote:
>> >
>> Yes there are - the commits mailing list receives the notifications
>> from both jenkins.cs.o and builds.a.o.
>> Thanks for asking the question, I just assumed everyone knew of, and
>> was subscribed to the mailing list.
>> You can subscribe by sending an email to:
>> --David
> I've noticed that although builds.a.o is configured to email the
> committers when the build breaks for their changes, it's sending to
> weird addresses.  For example, I see it sending notices to
>, which doesn't exist.  It seems to take the
> username from the committer email address, and then use @a.o.  Weird.
> Also, perhaps we can configure the jobs to email build failures and "all
> better" emails to the dev list instead of commits?  I know that
> committers should be watching the commits, but I bet that doesn't happen
> in real time...  and that the dev list would be a better place to get
> attention a little more quickly.

That is weird. Probably an artifact of how userids are treated in SVN.
Something to bring up with builds@.
I am okay with that change - I assume you are going to make it?


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