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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-02-12 08:43:46

Martin Wille <mw8329_at_[hidden]> writes:

> Hartmut Kaiser wrote:
>> What about generating an email to the maintainers of the
>> corresponding library, which makes sure they will know about a
>> failed test ... :-)
> I often had failures due to problems with my local
> setup. Emails about failed tests should not be sent
> without being checked by a human before. (Which main-
> tainer would want to be notified about my disk-full
> errors?)

You ;-)

Seriously, I'm sure there's a way to deal with this sort of thing,
because the BuildBot is being used successfully by several projects.

> I reported some problems several times (sometimes
> to the list sometimes directly to the maintainer).
> This didn't always result in the problem being
> fixed. I'm afraid automatically generated emails
> would be ignored even more.

The way BuildBot works, it first notifies the perpetrator of the
offending checkin. After that, if the problem isn't fixed, it can
make more-urgent notifications to a different/wider audience. It can
use any number of notification methods including email and IRC.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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