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Re: Upcoming FTPMaster meeting


On Sonntag, 13. Februar 2011, Bernhard R. Link wrote:
> I'd rather say "doing it right" means to properly test it's build to be
> robust. Only ever testing in an artifical environment has a certain
> outcome: certain failure.

Nobody said people should stop rebuilding packages on those 100 derivatives we 
already have or stop creating random backports in random environments (or or 
or). And nobody said we shouldn't do other systematic rebuilds in known 
broken environments. So, this kind of testing will not stop.

It's still completly beyond me, why you think it's useful to randomly build 
1/12 of our binary packages in a random environment, ship that as stable to 
the world and not even make clear which those packages are, plus throwing 
away the build information too. It's a mess, and a harmful one. As you 
observed, it might have side benefits sometimes, but those can be achieved by 
other means, which don't have the downsides discussed here.

EOT for me.


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