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Re: Bash scripts in black and white

From: Juanma Barranquero
Subject: Re: Bash scripts in black and white
Date: Sat, 15 May 2010 11:12:09 +0200

On Sat, May 15, 2010 at 10:15, Angelo Graziosi <address@hidden> wrote:

> Often the bugs come from lack of bootstrap, and bootstrap (+PDF manual,
> +tar.xz of the binary distribution) takes about 25 minutes on Cygwin, which
> is only an emulator...

Bootstrap failures are few and far between, so half an hour* to test
every change is a waste of resources**. In any case,  bootstrap
failures are usually detected and fixed in a few hours.

*: Not everyone has powerful, up-to-date computers.

**: I *do* bootstrap almost daily; but I don't think it should be
forced on everyone. If we wanted such an always-buildable,
always-runable repository, we would be better served by a continuous
integration setup. I don't think we want, though.


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