[rock-devel] Does any1 know what these errors are ?
chris at ambigc.com
Wed Mar 17 20:23:31 CET 2004
Quoting Rene Rebe <rene at rocklinux-consulting.de>:
> On: Wed, 17 Mar 2004 22:16:37 +0800,
> Chris Hamilton <chris at ambigc.com> wrote:
> > > Everyone builds what he/she needs ... It seems to be caused by some
> > > package not present in the desktop build but in generic ones.
> > Yeah I know. I complain at you because as the stable maintainer I think it
> > that you NEED to be building generic even if you use only desktop.
> Due to the policy I should do reference builds - and I do. But due to
> limit amount of time and cpu power I can not do everything. (And I
> asked for faster RAM to speed up my build often and a long time ago -
> I bought it myself last week finally ...). I already fix everyones
> build errors including dummies like updates that do not build due to
> non-applyable packages and updates to version that require unstable
> glib and gtk+ versions.
> I'm a coordinator - not a free slave fixing any build error introduced
> by third parites.
I respect the work and effort you put in, but you did volunteer for this
responsibility. I just wish that all packages would be able to receive your
For now, I would suggest that we have a goal of getting all packages building
(those that cannot we should O). Once we get all packages building, we take a
more pragmatic approach. The quality of patches should become the main issue of
quality control and if any updates and additions to packages/targets are
broken, they should be reverted. If people dont confirm they built
successfully with their updated sm, then their patches shouldn't be accepted.
If they say they did test and it doesn't work(excluding hidden bugs), then that
maintainer should seriously be yelled at or ignored. All maintainers should be
held to this.
Any changes to the build system/scripts should occur on a 'build system
development' branch and then be merged if they are well tested and are
acceptable in function.
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