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Lilypond patchy and other Lilypond problems

From: Łukasz Czerwiński
Subject: Lilypond patchy and other Lilypond problems
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2012 20:41:14 +0200

Wooow, a lot of emails were posted in the last 24 hours :) I'll try to comment all your important thoughts, but it's possible that I miss one or two... Anyway:

On 26 April 2012 07:28, Graham Percival <address@hidden> wrote:

Some people encourage new contributors.  I encourage new
contributors who want to work on administrative tasks.  I try to
discourage new programmers, precisely because they almost always
end up in situations like yours.

My situation isn't bad - it's more or less ok. I had had some minor problems and a little argue with David, because I didn't know that patchy is run for each patch set. Now I know it, my patch LGT patchy and we have a new patchy runner - James. I can continue on developing and patches will continue to be assessed. That's great, don't you think? :)

Last January, I warned him that he should not try to recruit any
new programmers unless he was willing to mentor them because it is
very difficult for new programmers to get started.  I think you
have seen that my prediction was correct.

I'm not an experienced developer, but I have a slight feeling that you are a bit exaggerating. If I'm wrong, correct me :)

On 26 April 2012 08:55, address@hidden <address@hidden> wrote:

I have a meeting in mid-May w/ the University of Paris VIII.  They're donating a computer to LilyPond and I'll set patchy up on it.

Wow, that's really, really nice. Why do they do so? Maybe my university could make a similar donation...? 

On 26 April 2012 09:05, James <address@hidden> wrote:

I've run patchy-test just now for the three patches outstanding this
morning. It's no a big deal, I've just never got round to running the
patchy-test scripts (well since the scripts were very first created
when I had trouble understanding them), so don't worry about patches
David now, I'll pick up the slack here.

Thanks, James! That's really great! :)

Mike, Graham and David wrote about more or less automatic running of tests and presenting only the results, possibly on an unused computer. 

I realised that I have a server on Dreamhost that probably could be such a computer - there is unlimited disk space and unlimited bandwidth (to some extend, I guess, but that will be enough for us). Now I'm trying to compile Lilypond on it - there are some libraries missing, I'm in progress of figuring out whether I can install it locally (it's a shared server, not a private one, so I don't have root on it). 

If yes and lilypond compiles, we could automatically pull git repo, run tests on it, pack the results and send an email with a link to them. There is Apache, PHP, MySQL there, so if you would like to do a website to present results directly on the server, it's possible :)

By now I'm trying to run successfully ./configure for guile - it requires some additional libraries, which require some other etc.

On 26 April 2012 11:43, James <address@hidden> wrote:

Still requires 'someone' to 'do' something and then say 'LGTM' and I
don't know what the feed back has been with regard to the

is this just not the same thing in essence?

Woow, what's that: for? Is it for rating regression tests or for rating that particular result of a particular test run?


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