Another proposal for modernization of our infrastructure

Inge Wallin inge at
Sat Jan 31 11:51:09 GMT 2015

On Saturday, January 31, 2015 23:14:01 Ben Cooksley wrote:

> About the only point left standing is that it doesn't check individual
> subcommits, but we've yet to see whether the KDE project as a whole
> sees this as necessary - especially considering that the vast majority
> of projects would use CI in an advisory role only for code reviews,
> and would regular developers continuing to push directly
> (necessitating post-push CI anyway).

I don't know how the rest of KDE does it, but in Calligra we have a pretty 
strict new-features-in-branches policy. You develop a new feature in a branch, 
and then put it up for review when it's finished or at some important 

When I work in a feature branch, I often make 20-50 commits, smaller and 
bigger, before I'm done and >100 is far from unheard of.  Naturally I make 
sure that my patches build before I commit anything but also naturally I don't 
test all configurations or all platforms.

I think it would be VERY bad utilization of the KDE resources to check all my 
commits with the full power of CI. It's a good habit to make small and simple 
changes and frankly I think it would be impossible to do. 

Or have I misunderstood what people mean when they say "subcommit"?

> > Cheers,
> > 
> > Jan
> Regards,
> Ben
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