Notice of intention to force rewind Akonadi

Volker Krause vkrause at
Sun Jul 1 09:31:40 UTC 2018

On Sunday, 1 July 2018 01:16:21 CEST Ben Cooksley wrote:
> Hi all,
> We currently have a persistent build failure on Windows for Akonadi,
> which in turn is beginning to create maintainability issues for
> Extragear projects which have Windows builds.
> Among the projects harmed by this breakage in Akonadi are Alkimia,
> Atelier, KMyMoney, Elisa, KDE Connect, Kile, Konversation, KRename,
> KStars, KDiagram, Labplot and Okteta.
> As this breakage started occurring approximately 2 weeks ago, we have
> now reached the point where an immediate fix is required. Leaving it
> in the broken condition we have currently is not an option.
> Therefore to resolve this issue I intend to force rewind Akonadi to
> the last successfully built revision,
> 28487318a857b9beab33c5e42422fee98944d536, in 48 hours time. Following
> this force rewind the Akonadi repository will be locked.

This has been fixed.

Rather than letting things escalate for two weeks to this point for what is 
essentially a simple one-line change, we probably all should review the 
notification/monitoring workflow. I suspect the main problem was that neither 
the people who broke this nor those who could quickly fix it simply weren't 
aware of the breakage?

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