[vlc-devel] buildbot

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Tue Nov 29 13:50:46 CET 2011

On Tue, 29 Nov 2011 13:12:13 +0100, Jean-Baptiste Kempf <jb at videolan.org>
> On Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 07:07:09AM -0500, Rafaël Carré wrote :
>> What do you think?
> GOod idea. But sid is a bad name. Sid is not an OS, as far as I know.
>> Another topic:
>> I disabled the continuous branch builds because they were broken.
>> At least they didn't react to commits to the branch, but they did react
>> to commits in vlc.git instead.
>> I think we don't need continous builds for branch because we don't add
>> new features, and if we do we test them in master before.
> I disagree strongly here.

We definitely do need continuous stable builds. But the fact is, they have
been broken for months, and nobody cared to fixed them.

> Breakage on branch are way more serious than on master,
> in case we need to do an emergency security build.

For this, we'd first need to have truly reproducible builds, and in
particular fixed contribs and toolchains. This has been a bigger problem in
practice than keeping the stable tree buildable.

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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