Tom Lane wrote:
> "Andrew Dunstan" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
>> Jim Nasby wrote:
>>> More important, I see no reason to tie applying patches to pulling
>>> from CVS. In fact, I think it's a bad idea: you want to build just
>>> what's in CVS first, to make sure that it's working, before you start
>>> testing any patches against it.
>> Actually, I think a patch would need to be designated against a
>> particular
>> branch and timestamp, and the buildfarm member would need to "update" to
>> that on its temp copy before applying the patch.
> I think I like Jim's idea better: you want to find out if some other
> applied patch has broken the patch-under-test, so I cannot see a reason
> for testing against anything except branch tip.
> There certainly is value in being able to test against a non-HEAD branch
> tip, but I don't see the point in testing against a back timestamp.

OK, if the aim is to catch patch bitrot, then you're right, of course.



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