On Tuesday 17 January 2012 06:34:22 pm Darrell Anderson wrote: > > Just replying out loud..... > > > > I can see that some of the comment from datamation maybe is > > waranted. > > > > For me the fustration is building a package from git repo > > say tdebase on a > > monday then working on several other packages and then > > update the local git > > repo rebuilding tdebase on friday results in tdebase not > > building at all. > > Possibility due to a commit/patch/update in the > > source. I have since > > abandoned building from git and only use the 3.5.13 > > tarballs which have > > worked well for me. > > > > My question is before a commit is made does whoever > > changed/updated/patched/crunched/mutilated the code, first > > see if it builds > > without barfing/puking then do the commit? > > > > As for running TDE in general (which I have run it > > exclusive since I finished > > the arch linux build scripts last month) I have not > > experienced any breakage > > etc except for a few things in some of the apps that are > > minor and I can wait > > them until someone gets to fixing them so I don't see any > > big problema with > > running TDE. > > GIT is not the same as an official release. I expect GIT to break > occasionally. That's okay. > > Backporting patches to an official release is not the same as backporting > all changes in GIT since the official release. Those types of patches would > be extracted from GIT and made available as separate patches. > > I would guess before any official point release anouncement that at least > three packagers from different distros would test the backporting, both > from a build and usability perspective. > > Darrell I have only been building the released tarballs. I presently don't have back ported any patches the packages I have made. Since I have not followed what is going on closely I will then wait until the next release. I am just too busy building my own linux using lfs plus other packages I just don't get the time to say plugged in to what's happening. After I get finished with my distro build I will then have some time to "catch up".