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

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Fri Feb 26 11:37:55 PST 2010

On Feb 26, 2010, at 11:08 AM, Alexey Proskuryakov wrote:

> On 26.02.2010, at 10:15, Jeremy Orlow wrote:
>> I didn't even know it existed until now.  Was there ever an email  
>> sent out on this?  If so, I missed it.
> Buildbot used to announce results there, but it was a few years ago.  
> My recollection is that when it worked, about half of active  
> committers actually joined the channel. I still do, because I'm too  
> lazy to remove it from my auto-connect list :)
> Buildbot was also listening to commands on this channel, which I  
> think worked as of several months ago. But it also no longer works,  
> too.

I believe it announced successes as well as failures, which somewhat  
limited the utility. I think notice only of failures (or returning to  
green after previous failures), plus mention of the blameworthy  
committer's IRC nick, would make a much better notification system.


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