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From Branko ─îibej <>
Subject Re: Stop running as cronjob? (was Re: svn commit: r1764631 - /subversion/branches/1.9.x-r1721488/)
Date Thu, 13 Oct 2016 11:01:51 GMT
On 13.10.2016 11:39, Ivan Zhakov wrote:
> On 13 October 2016 at 10:59,  <> wrote:
>> Author: jcorvel
>> Date: Thu Oct 13 08:59:07 2016
>> New Revision: 1764631
>> URL:
>> Log:
>> Resurrect the '1.9.x-r1721488' branch, to give another
>> chance to execute the correct backport commands, after backport mess.
> I'm wondering if we really need running as cronjob to
> merge backports automatically to the stable branches? It's not a first
> time when this automatic job performs invalid merges. And as far I
> understand we still spend some time to babysit this tool, fix bugs
> etc. What is wrong with old proven process by merging revisions
> manually?

It doesn't happen all that often that makes a mistake. I bet
manual merging would be just as error-prone.

Backporting is a well-defined process. The best possible way to document
a process is to automate it. Errors will happen but that's no reason to
revert to PEBKAC; bugs can be fixed.

-- Brane

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