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RE: Continuous Integration and CVS

From: Arthur Barrett
Subject: RE: Continuous Integration and CVS
Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2006 07:44:41 +1000


>> My own preference is to use a build system that is driven 
>> from the CM system (ie: build when changes are merged onto 
>> the build branch).
> I sometimes wonder whether my style of working would screw 
> this up :=)  When I check in changes, sometimes I separate 
> the commits into several commits, based on the specific 
> changes made (all changes are usually related in some way). 
> If the automated system kicked in after the first
> commit, the build may fail. Do you include some kind of delay 
> to see if there's another checkin within, say, two minutes 
> of the first?

Note I did not say TRUNK - I said merged onto the build branch.

We have a code review after checkin on trunk.  If Code review is OK then it is 
merged onto the build branch (usually as a set).

The alternative is to have schedule a cron / at job to "build in 5 minutes time"



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