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From Julian Foad <julianf...@btopenworld.com>
Subject Re: Copyright year displayed by command-line tools
Date Fri, 20 Mar 2015 13:59:35 GMT
Branko ─îibej wrote:
>>> Could we have a buildbot test for this kind of problem?
>>> Should our rat-report bot (which I can't seem to locate in the maze
>>> of buildbot right now) perhaps check for this?
>>
>> Yes, I think we should add a simple C test calling svn_version_extended.
>> If the year differs from the actual, FAIL. Have a grace period from Dec 15
>> to Jan 15. That test would act as a simple reminder.
>
> Don't need a C test for that, just tweak the getopt tests. Haven't committed
> this yet because we might end up removing the copyright blurb altogether.

I don't want the tests in our released packages to suddenly start
failing when the calendar rolls over.

Testing for this should be something we do as part of our develop and
release process, not as part of the regression tests we ship.

Philip has already committed a patch to the release scripts to check
the date in the NOTICE file and warn if it's not the current year:

  http://svn.apache.org/r1667990

- Julian

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