[OpenAFS] buildbot and packages

Jeffrey Altman jaltman@secure-endpoints.com
Thu, 13 Sep 2012 20:54:15 -0400

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My big concern is that nightly installable builds will be a support=20
There are a large number of users that will always take the latest no
matter what.

I realize there is an argument to be made for users being free to do
hang themselves.  But I question whether that is what organizational
help desks are prepared to support.

The real issue that needs to be addressed is how to produce supportable
releases on a more frequent basis.  In the past the consensus among the
gatekeepers has been to move to a biweekly release cycle.  Whatever is
ready for a given release date gets pulled up and anything that isn't,=20

However, this requires having a much greater availability of release
management and testing resources.

Coupled with the biweekly release schedule, I believe it is important
that the web site provide guidance to end users as to which release
build is known to be reliable on which platforms.   Otherwise, users=20
always go for the most recent build and frequently end up with something
much less reliable than we would prefer.

Jeffrey Altman

On Thursday, September 13, 2012 8:21:08 PM, Jason Edgecombe wrote:
> Are there any objections to doing this for non-windows platforms? It
> could be a nightly build.
> On 09/13/2012 12:35 PM, Derrick Brashear wrote:
>> we talked about doing it for releases; this would be a generalized
>> case of it
>> possibly, but i can see it becoming a support nightmare. you're
>> running what??
>> On Thu, Sep 13, 2012 at 12:21 PM, Ken Dreyer <ktdreyer@ktdreyer.com>
>> wrote:
>>> Would it be feasible or desirable to have Buildbot actually provide
>>> install-able packages (eg. RPMs on Linux, MSIs on Windows)? It could
>>> help new users confirm "yes, this change fixes my bug".
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