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Re: Update on "upload of GNOME 2.6 to unstable" status

On Sun, May 16, 2004 at 06:38:32PM +0200, Sebastien Bacher wrote:
> > You're still missing alpha, hppa, sparc, mipsel, s390 and m68k...
> Ok, we can get mipsel and sparc too, is that enough ?

alpha, hppa and s390 should be there too. Skipping out m68k might be
okay, but you should certainly ask and try to get the core libraries
built there too.

> It's not reasonable to ask a full build of gnome2.6 on the 11 archs. 


> Having packages ok on i386 is a full time job, there are uploads almost
> every day ... doing the work of autobuilders on 10 archs it's simply too
> much work, and we don't even have enough boxes to do this.

So ask for help.

There are areas where it's reasonable to compromise: you don't need to
rebuild every update on every architecture; or build every miscellaneous
package on every architecture. But you do need to do a _thorough_ job in
prepararing for a major update like this, not whine about how hard it is.

> >> - Upload new atk/pango/glib/gtk/theme-engines in unstable
> >> [1 day]
> > Don't think in terms of just one architecture; your job as maintainer
> > doesn't end when you get the stuff into the autobuilder system, it
> > ends when everything's in unstable and working correctly for all
> architectures.
> Who thinks in terms of one arch ? We have 5 full builds. The 1 day is
> the time to manage the uploads for these packages in unstable, that's
> all.

I can't imagine your five buildds building packages for all eleven
architectures somehow.


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