Re: Do not make gratuitous source uploads just to provoke the buildds!
On Mon, Mar 14, 2005 at 11:49:34AM +1100, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> Given how low hamradio (and the like) are prioritised, I suggest that we
> get smarter about 'tesing' and omit some sections on some architectures.
> Frankly there are not likely to be any users for hamradio on s390, mips*
> arm, or m68k. Nor electronics. Instead those architectures just prevent
> the migration to testing for those packages, for no good reason.
How can archs prevent the migration when the software is already uptodate,
> I'm in favour of building all packages on all architectures (when time
> permits), and FTBFS bugs should be release-critical. But do we need to
> actually make those packages critical for release? For zero users?
Let the user decide.
But a user can only use a package, when it's there. Hence the name user...
> Having half your packages prioritised last in the build queue is rather
> insulting to be honest..
Instead of considering dropping archs or excluding archs from building, you
should consider improving the buildd process. The current wanna-build is
known to have many drawbacks. It's an ancient program that doesn't fit any
longer on todays needs. Patching it to death doesn't help much, imho.