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From: Grobian <grobian@g.o>
Subject: Re: OSX version
Date: Fri, 02 Sep 2005 22:43:53 +0200

Nick Dimiduk wrote:
> Just because we know something builds on Tiger does not mean it builds 
> on Panther.  We know that.  Which is why I think we need a better way to 
> further clarify compatibility of ebuilds (better than package.mask).  I 
> don't want to keyword something on my Tiger system and have it break 
> someone's Panther system.

Good point.  I have a Panther machine, but I must admit that I do not 
test everything on that machine.  In that sense it would be nice if 
there were ppc-macos-10.3 and ppc-macos-10.4 keywords, as well as 
ppc-macos-progressive.

> We claim support for Panther.  Have we ever 
> officially supported Tiger?  Did we ever decide to focus on one release 
> over the other?  Do we test both systems before a keyword?

All valid points to me!  (to which I don't have concrete answers)

My opinion would be that we cannot claim to have something if there is 
noone that maintains it.  I think this would effectively mean that 10.3 
would be unsupported, or I would have to let my Panther box working very 
hard, but then I need my auto-testing idea to work, because I don't want 
to do it manual.

> I'd also like to point out that just because a package builds doesn't 
> mean it works.  Was it tested?  Did it come with testing facilities?  Do 
> the tests pass on both Tiger and Panther?

Normally, something first need to be tested.  In this case I haven't. 
Maybe I'd better just give you the patches and let you deal with the bug 
instead of committing it.  My bad, I was in doubt here, and reasoned 
that I didn't change anything to the code effectively.

> Do we have a QA person?  I've been away for a while, but I thought we 
> had solutions to many of these problems before I went AWOL.

As you might have noticed, I'm some sort of new.  I just reacted to your 
mail to the best of my knowledge, which isn't that much in the end.
I'm interested in the answers to your questions also.

At the moment I don't feel very comfortable and safe in doing what I do. 
  This is mainly because of the many risks there are as you descibed 
here, I think.


-- 
Fabian Groffen
Gentoo for Mac OS X
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