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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
> 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.
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