CI Requirements - Lessons Not Learnt?

Eike Hein hein at
Thu Jan 19 11:28:45 GMT 2017

On 01/19/2017 03:59 AM, Friedrich W. H. Kossebau wrote:
> Given this is a policy affecting all of the KDE projects, please first propose 
> it officially in a separate own thread, with a proper subject. Perhaps even on 
> kde-community, as kde-core-devel might not be read by many, given it used to 
> be focussed on kdelibs/core apps. Even people reading kde-core-devel might 
> have missed it, as this thread here started to become heated and long, so most 
> free time contributors might not have invested time into reading more than the 
> first.

Agreed - I'll be writing a separate mail to k-c-d and kde-devel very
soon. More communication is almost always better!

> Some feedback on the policy itself:
> "Dependency changes for software covered by the CI system should be submitted 
> through code review"
> -> I would propose to additionally recommend contacting sysadmin as soon as 
> one knows that a new dependency is coming up, not only first at the time the 
> official review request is made. That should give sysadmin some more time in 
> advance to handle the needed new dependency in CI, and perhaps also give 
> feedback on issues. 
> Ideally it might even result in the new dependency already being available at 
> the time of the review request, so if the review itself is done quickly, CI 
> does not block the merge.
> IIRC this would also reflect what has been done now and then :)

Sounds good, I'll add a small bit.

> Cheers
> Friedrich


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