[webkit-dev] The tree is on fire: a tragedy of the commons

Enrica Casucci enrica at apple.com
Fri Feb 26 10:44:49 PST 2010

I didn't know that failing tests would block the commit queue. I saw they were failing yesterday afternoon and I thought it was ok to wait until this morning to fix them.
My apologies for the inconvenience.
I believe a reasonable approach to handle these situations is to try to contact the person responsible for braking the tests in IRC and if there is no response within an hour, roll back.
I believe that requiring everyone to run the layout tests (the entire suite) before committing is the right thing to do.
The only time I haven't done it was yesterday :-(.
Lesson learned.


On Feb 26, 2010, at 10:15 AM, Jeremy Orlow wrote:

> On Fri, Feb 26, 2010 at 7:06 PM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs at apple.com> wrote:
> On Feb 26, 2010, at 9:56 AM, Alexey Proskuryakov wrote:
> On 26.02.2010, at 9:29, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> I'd like it if we had an IRC bot that announced build breakage on #webkit.
> Perhaps better yet, on #webkit-build, as buildbot used to do.
> In the past, no one ever joined #webkit-build so this was not an effective means of notification.
> I didn't even know it existed until now.  Was there ever an email sent out on this?  If so, I missed it.
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