On Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 2:29 PM, Benji York<be...@zope.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 2:13 PM, Jim Fulton<j...@zope.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 1:58 PM, Benji York<be...@zope.com> wrote:
>>> By "buildbot output" do you mean simply the fact that all tests passed
>>> on all platforms?
>> I'm being intentionally vague, but we need to know that the tests
>> apply to the versions we're thinking of merging.  At a minimum, the
>> individual run outputs should contain the svn revision #. So, when
>> merging changes, we make sure that the test branch changes being
>> merged have been tested.
> I hesitate to suggest this (because it sounds like more work when we
> don't have enough volunteer's as-is), but how about if each branch had
> its tests run each time there was a commit made to it.
> That way we don't have to worry about mixing up changes in a single
> "test" branch and we'd also be able to tell -- by looking at the
> buildbot output for a particular branch -- if a branch that was being
> considered for merging to the trunk is actually passing on all platforms
> (OS and Python versions).
> I imagine that functionality would also be helpful to people developing
> on a branch.  They could know if their changes cause tests to fail on
> platforms they might not have access to.

Keep in mind that the thing we're talking about is pretty simple,
basically a single file.  Branches beyond a test branch seem like
overkill.  Maybe I missunderstand you. What sorts of branches did you
have in mind? Do you imagibe long-standing branches that there'd be
bots for?


Jim Fulton
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