Re: [AMBER-Developers] Proposal for a new git branch

From: Ross Walker <>
Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2011 13:52:26 -0800

> If i understand this then timely testing of the master branch
> would not be done nightly (or sooner) on commits but only after e.g.
> days.
> Nightly testing is the gold standard because it is usually easier to
> identify and fix something the sooner it is discovered.

Holy smokes Batman... Robin is in 100% agreement here!
> Effectively then the master branch is no longer the stable branch,
> but merely a 'buffer' as you say between commits and automated testing.
> This approach might work for the 'just one more commit tonight' type of
> inadequate testing (where one squeezes in a commit during testing).
> But will it lose overall by encouraging even less disciplined testing
> by committers because they have a comfort zone in which to
> procrastinate ?

Exactly!!! This is what we need to stop. People should commit to the master
branch. Then when cruisecontrol tells them something is broken they go and
fix it. It will finally stop people committing code and not caring if they
broke something.

All the best

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