[webkit-dev] Proposal: Stop EWS bot commenting in bugs
ap at webkit.org
Fri Jan 17 16:27:50 PST 2014
This has been implemented, and one unintended consequence is that this noticeably affects how quickly one can iterate on time sensitive patches.
It's a huge waste of time that you are no longer informed when a build fails on EWS. This seriously delays urgent work, as you only start working on fixes when you happen to manually poll, or even worse, when a reviewer tells you about build breakage.
It's good to not spam everyone, however patch author should be notified by EWS immediately I think. Some ideas:
- browser notifications when bug page is open.
The latter might be best, as it also gives some control over whether to get pinged - keep the bug open if you care, close it if it's not urgent, and you cannot afford distraction now.
I filed https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=127203 about this.
- WBR, Alexey Proskuryakov
16 янв. 2014 г., в 15:09, Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa at webkit.org> написал(а):
> Okay, let's remove the python paths but keep the style error messages until we can improve the EWS infrastructure.
> - R. Niwa
> On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 9:41 AM, Timothy Hatcher <timothy at apple.com> wrote:
> On Jan 16, 2014, at 2:28 AM, Alexey Proskuryakov <ap at webkit.org> wrote:
>> 15 янв. 2014 г., в 23:02, Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa at webkit.org> написал(а):
>>> I think that it's good to try not dumping build failures into comments right away, and to see what happens.
>>> As for not showing style bot failures, it seems almost certain that this will make them substantially more annoying to work with. Can you describe the workflow for patch author and reviewer to deal with style bot warnings when they are not inline? Manually finding relevant lines by number can't work.
>>> I agree with Tim that dumping all tested paths along with style warnings is silly. How hard would it be it to get rid of that?
>>> The workflow is to click on the bubble to see the style errors. e.g.
>> Seems like that would require everyone to manually match errors to code lines indeed, so I object against making this change for style checker warnings.
>> - WBR, Alexey Proskuryakov
> Yeah, seeing the style warnings as a comment (which also causes them to show up in the patch review) is helpful. I was just complaining about the python path spew it also includes.
> — Timothy Hatcher
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