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From Peter Firmstone <j...@zeus.net.au>
Subject Re: build mechanisms
Date Fri, 14 Jan 2011 11:41:43 GMT
Tom Hobbs wrote:
>> Well one problem with the current build system is the time taken, not only
>> to build it, but to test it, taking around 20 hours.  A modular build will
>> speed development, allowing developers to concentrate on one module and the
>> tests applicable to that module.
> Don't we get around this by only specifying certain test categories or
> even individual tests?  Would better documentation/examples on how to
> do that solve the problem equally well?
> When building on Hudson, isn't one 20 hour build the same thing a 20
> one hour module builds?
> What did I miss?
> I'm not trying to rubbish all the effort that has gone into the Maven
> build (and that other one the name of which escapes me).  I do
> apologise if it looks that way.  I'm just trying to understand.
There are many reasons other than shortened build and test times, these 
will become evident later, for now the modular build is in skunk, I 
encourage people to have a look and get involved as it progresses.



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