[CentOS-devel] iSCSI Enterprise Target
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Thu Aug 6 16:36:59 UTC 2009
Ross Walker wrote:
> Ok, I'll play.
> How about, package maintainers will test that their package works
> correctly on all architectures and platforms their package supports,
> they will then submit the SRPM to enter in the next "scheduled" build
> cycle, if it builds clean they should hear nothing, but if it fails
> they should get the error report emailed back to them, they will then
> need to fix and re-submit for the next build cycle. The CentOS team
> will discard any new SRPMs that fail to build.
This sort of a thing is easy, let me also plumb in a few more bits :
people get 'version control' access, and can then submit and track
packages in there, tag'g for builds - and results being immediately
visible. With an automated just-build repo's that can be ( should be ? )
public. Allowing people to do whatever and how many ever builds they
fancy before actually moving their packages ( and they should be able to
do this on their own - with an automated process ) into the testing
repo's on dev.centos.org (1)
A policy can then be drafted on how and what moves from testing to
stable. Where stable could be either Extras/ Contrib/ or Plus/.
> This puts the pressure on the maintainer to make sure it is thoroughly
> tested for all supported architectures and releases that they support.
Sure, that works - however we can all share the pain a bit. The tricky
situation however is going to be working out what is a workable
packaging standard we could / would adopt. No reason why we cant go with
the Fedora churnout. If that works for everyone ?
(1) might need some thinking around howto vaccumme and also resources on
that dev.c.o machine - perhaps something to storm over later.
Karanbir Singh : http://www.karan.org/ : 2522219 at icq
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