[SM-Discuss] detailed QA stable grimoire and ISO proposal
Arwed von Merkatz
v.merkatz at gmx.net
Wed May 4 01:20:34 EDT 2005
On Tue, May 03, 2005 at 03:28:46PM -0700, Seth Alan Woolley wrote:
> > What about a _single_ update that needs recompiles of dependent spells?
> > Triggers don't help here as those spells can't know about that recompile
> > dependency before it happens. It's something cleanse --fix usually
> > catches nicely, but I want a way for gurus to document that so the QA
> > team can put it in the release notes of the stable grimoire.
> Nothing QA team does in the grimoires can do anything about this libmpeg2
> example without some sort of trigger.
> Because putting abi-new-libmpeg2 into stable will break all spells
> unless all libmpeg2-dependent spells have a version update as well (We
> could increment UPDATED on all dependent spells at the same time
> libmpeg2 is integrated to stable, I suppose) as the system update
> process should guarantee dependency-aware compile order, but only if all
> spells were compiled at that system update.
> Won't a cleanse --fix find the abi update since whenever you do an abi
> update you're supposed to increment the library version number, right?
> I'm wondering just exactly what you want done for test -> stable
> integration, and then maybe I can integrate it into a policy document in
> this case.
cleanse --fix will find those issues. What I'd like is a way to document
such things somewhere so users of the stable grimoire can check before
they update whether the update will probably require a longish cleanse
run or not.
Arwed v. Merkatz Source Mage GNU/Linux developer
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