Harbourmaster is still not building diffs

Matthew Pickering matthewtpickering at gmail.com
Sat Aug 13 21:42:52 UTC 2016


It has been two months since this email. Could we please talk about
reverting to the old phabricator installation to get this working


On Thu, Jun 9, 2016 at 5:52 PM, Ben Gamari <ben at well-typed.com> wrote:
> Matthew Pickering <matthewtpickering at gmail.com> writes:
>> Since a couple of months ago, harbourmaster no longer builds diffs.
>> This is quite a large barrier to entry for new contributors as running
>> ./validate takes a long time.
> Hi Matthew,
> Indeed it has been a very long time since Harbormaster has built diffs.
> The story is this: in the past our Harbormaster infrastructure has
> been rather brittle due to its reliance on `arc` to apply differentials.
> With recently work in Phabricator this fragility can now be addressed,
> but at the cost of reworking some of our existing build infrastructure.
> Moreover, the new Harbormaster story seems to not have been designed
> with a public project such as ours in mind, so there are a few security
> issues which need to be worked out (namely it requires a git repository
> to which all Phab users can push commits).
> Getting to this point has unfortunately taken significantly longer than
> expected to get to this point and it's still not entirely clear how the
> new Harbormaster roll-out will work. At this point I suspect we ought to
> just roll back to the previous Harbormaster automation script unless there
> is a clear path forward with the new infrastructure.
> Austin, what do you think? Can we set a concrete timeline for bringing
> Harbormaster back up?
> Cheers,
> - Ben

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