|Subject:||Re: patches and regtest checking|
|Date:||Sun, 24 Jul 2011 18:16:24 +0200|
On Jul 24, 2011, at 6:05 PM, Graham Percival wrote:
I completely second this and would like to apologize for wasting anyone's time with regtests. Anytime someone runs regtests for me, it's very helpful (I am having trouble rebuilding lily from a blank tarball, so I can't get a separate regtest branch up and running). However, I consider it my full responsibility to run regtests once I get around to them. However however, as regtests tie up my development branch, and as I am often changing the source in ways that would make Neil blush to make my music look like I want it to look, I often want to get a patch out to the list a couple days before I can run it through the regtests just to see what people think.
I used to belabor under the assumption that people ran regtests if they saw nothing obviously wrong but wanted to test some things out: I now see that people run them as a courtesy without the intention of playing with the patch. As this is the case, I will adopt Graham's suggestion for all future work. I'd even go one step further in requesting that other people run regtests only if they are asked for, but I don't know if this is problematic for other individuals.
To summarize: this is a great idea, thanks to James & co for running regtests for me (it is never a wasted effort, as it always gives me very valuable information), and I'll certainly be using Graham's proposed policy in the future.
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