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From Matthias Boehm <>
Subject Re: Build passed/failed messages for pull requests
Date Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:05:40 GMT
as I commented on one of these github comments, I'm strongly against 
these kind of unnecessary messages because they distract from the actual 
discussions. I already had to change my notification settings 
accordingly - essentially I'm not watching SystemML's PR activity any 


On 4/28/2017 10:42 AM, Deron Eriksson wrote:
> Hi,
> When a pull request is created or another commit is pushed to that pull
> request, a build including running our test suite is performed (Jenkins at
> This is the same model that other projects such as Apache Spark use
> (Jenkins at
> A few days ago, automated build passed/failed pull request messages were
> introduced to our pull requests, following the same type of Spark model.
> A) SystemML example:
> B) Spark example:
> Personally I like these messages because for contributors that do pull
> requests, it automatically tells them the status of the build for their
> pull requests and gives them a direct link to the build/test results. An
> opposing viewpoint would be that these messages are somewhat like spam.
> So we should make a public decision on the mailing list what to do about
> these automated build status messages.
> Some options:
> (1) keep the automated messages exactly as they are
> (2) keep the automated messages, but consolidate the two messages into one
> (such as "Build successful" and "Refer to this link...").
> (3) get rid of the automated messages
> I like (2). Any other opinions or options?
> Thoughts?
> Deron

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