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

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Fri Feb 26 12:36:49 PST 2010

On Feb 26, 2010, at 12:11 PM, William Siegrist wrote:

> On Feb 26, 2010, at 9:29 AM, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>> On Feb 26, 2010, at 9:17 AM, Dimitri Glazkov wrote:
>>> To summarize the thread:
>>> 1) We're adopting "when in doubt, roll it out" approach to patches
>>> that turn tree red.
>> I think it's polite, though not mandatory, to make a reasonable  
>> effort to find the person responsible for the breakage and give  
>> them a chance to fix it. (This doesn't have to mean hunting around  
>> for hours or days, but you could send email or ask on IRC.) Also  
>> acceptable to fix it yourself, if it is obvious how.
>>> 2) Need to find a way to run Mac-EWS for non-committers.
>>> 3) Enable "build-break" emails to webkit-dev or another opt-in  
>>> mailing list
>>> What else?
>> I'd like it if we had an IRC bot that announced build breakage on  
>> #webkit.
> The buildbot master lives on hardware that cannot host IRC bots, at  
> least by default. I'd rather the bot be external to the master, but  
> if you really need a bot on that hardware, I can start the request  
> process.

As long as the master can notify whatever host is running the bot, it  
seems to me like it doesn't matter much if it needs to be the same  

I'm not really up on the internal details of buildbot, so I am not  
sure what would be easier to implement.


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