[LLVMdev] [cfe-dev] Release: Two Weeks 'Til 3.0 Branch

Dave Abrahams dave at boostpro.com
Sat Oct 8 12:42:16 PDT 2011

on Fri Oct 07 2011, John Wiegley <jwiegley-AT-gmail.com> wrote:

>>>>>> Tanya Lattner <lattner at apple.com> writes:
>> I do not know the history here, but I do not see a problem with you setting
>> up a buildbot. Did someone specifically object?
> I think it was simply that no one responded.

Not quite.  I wasn't able to get Daniel Dunbar's attention when he was
doing this, and David Dean told us to wait because he wasn't ready for
us, and then never followed up afterwards.  I have enclosed the last
communication I could find about this in my email.

>> However, buildbots do require that someone is actively watching them and
>> helping if breakage occurs (ie. developers may not have access to a windows
>> box to reproduce). I think more testing in this area is always good,
>> especially since Windows is not really supported for releases.. its a step
>> in that direction if we have people to support it.
> We already do daily builds in Windows, and we have an "upstream"
> BuildBot for Windows with Visual Studio 2008.  Or we may have disabled
> it because it kept breaking.

No, it's still running.

> Dave knows better what the current status is, and if we have the
> resources to pay as much attention to it as may be needed.

I'm sure we can manage it, especially if someone else will at least try
to fix the obvious problems before we have to do it.

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