Unreliability of the build system

Ian Lynagh ian at well-typed.com
Fri May 17 22:14:14 CEST 2013

On Fri, May 17, 2013 at 11:34:01AM -0500, Gabriel Dos Reis wrote:
> Can't the build bots instructed to systematically fire up on every
> commit for testing on the various platforms you currently do?

In principle, yes, although (a) many of them are on machines that are
used to do something else during the day, and (b) the builders may often
still be building the last patches when more patches are pushed.

We already get testsuite results mailed to the list each night, though.
What we need is for people to fix unexpected results in them.
(admittedly we don't currently identify who/which patches caused a test
to start failing; perhaps that would help).

Ian Lynagh, Haskell Consultant
Well-Typed LLP, http://www.well-typed.com/

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