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Re: 2013 sometimes still feels like 2003 or 1993 (Re: NEW processing during freezes

On Sat, May 4, 2013 at 11:58 AM, Andrey Rahmatullin wrote:
> On Sat, May 04, 2013 at 11:53:04AM -0400, Michael Gilbert wrote:
>> >> We've always treated "FTBFS if built twice in a row" bugs as important:
>> >> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?users=debian-qa@lists.debian.org;tag=qa-doublebuild
>> >
>> > The real question is whether or not there is a consensus within the
>> > project that severity should be serious (via a policy "must"), making
>> > such issues release critical, which would be the only way to truly
>> > "eliminate" the doesn't build twice problem.
>> And/or on the technical side, make the buildds always build twice.
> Sounds like a waste of resources.

Again, as Thijs argued somewhat eloquently already earlier in this
thread, computational time is not the scarce resource to worry about;
human time is.

The one thing Debian is comfortable about spending money on is
hardware, so if we expect to see double build times, then there should
be an associated doubling-down on buildd hardware.

Best wishes,

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