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From Grant Ingersoll <>
Subject Re: Nightly javadocs not being updated?
Date Mon, 07 May 2007 22:00:51 GMT

On May 7, 2007, at 12:21 PM, Doug Cutting wrote:

> Grant Ingersoll wrote:
>>> I'm confused ... why only copy the forrest generated files and  
>>> not the
>>> javadoc generated files? ... i thought the plan was to rely on  
>>> real flat
>>> files on to keep the URLs nice and clean and  
>>> protect
>>> ourselves against the possibility of Hudson (or the whole lucene  
>>> zone)
>>> being down?
>>> tf3489583.html#a9875495
>> Yes, that is the plan.  Now it needs to be implemented.
> I don't see that nightly builds need to be on  
> is a fine host for such build artifacts.   
> No one should rely on nightly builds.  These are not releases, and,  
> for legal reasons, we should not not make them look like releases.
>> I don't know about the whole Hudson thing anymore, as I'm not sure  
>> it is adding much value over just running the script.  I'm tending  
>> to think we should just revert back to the script and the old way  
>> of storing builds, etc..  The only thing about the script I would  
>> like to see changed is it to be refactored into smaller scripts  
>> that can be run/tested separately.
> One nice thing that Hudson does is make sure that we're not running  
> multiple builds at once in the zone, which has caused problems in  
> the past.  Hudson also has lots of bells and whistles that Lucene  
> Java is not yet using, like: automatically testing patches as  
> they're submitted and adding a comment to Jira indicating whether  
> they've passed; listing new Jira issues incorporated in each  
> nightly build; full log output available over the web to help  
> diagnose failures; etc.

This sounds good.  I would love to see patches applied and tested in  
this way.  Also would be nice if it told you that it doesn't have tests.

> Doug
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