Notice of intention to force rewind Akonadi

Ben Cooksley bcooksley at
Sun Jul 1 18:49:06 UTC 2018

On Sun, Jul 1, 2018 at 9:31 PM, Volker Krause <vkrause at> wrote:
> 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.

Thanks for taking care of that Volker.

> 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?

I'm not sure whether email notifications to the mailing list are
suitable to resolve this, but i've now set those up for PIM.

> Regards,
> Volker


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