[OpenAFS] buildbot and packages

Troy Benjegerdes hozer@hozed.org
Fri, 14 Sep 2012 08:03:26 -0500

Don't think of this as a nightmare, think of this as an opportunity for
support contract upsales.

nightly installable builds and enthusiastic users that install the latest
one every day will make for a much more reliable product, and catch 
problems before they show up and cause trouble for bigger customers.

On Fri, Sep 14, 2012 at 02:54:20PM +0200, Harald Barth wrote:
> > My big concern is that nightly installable builds will be a support
> > nightmare.
> > There are a large number of users that will always take the latest
> > no matter what.
> I know. Been in support. However, when "X does not work" it helps a
> lot if some $USER - even if he can't spell g i t or . / c o n f i g u
> r e ; m a k e can tell us that 2012-01-17 "it" worked and 2012-01-18
> it did not any more. The binaries that come form this type of build
> should however clearly tell so in the rxdebug output.
> > to move to a biweekly release cycle. 
> Nice if we would be there. Nice if it would be per month (which I find
> more realistic). Still above holds.