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RE: Preventing "Dirty" Checkins

From: Paul Sander
Subject: RE: Preventing "Dirty" Checkins
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2004 06:14:22 -0700

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>Maarten de Boer wrote:

>> > One catch I can see with this approach is the platform. For 
>> example, our
>> > development platform is Windows using Microsoft Visual 
>> Studio, and our
>> > repository is on a Solaris machine.
>> So, the testing machine could be Windows with Visual, which 
>> could compile,
>> test, and move the "compiles-correctly" tag.
>But that's a different approach from what was suggested. The suggested
>approach was a commitinfo script. Commitinfo runs *only* on the server.

>I'm not saying the suggested approach was the best, or even workable. I'm
>just pointing out a potential problem with the suggestion.

Another is what to do if your shop compiles on more than one platform.
How do you test that the compile is successful everywhere?

About the third time you do this, you start thinking that scheduled
builds combined with good change control and a promotion system look
pretty good.

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