Ian Bull <irbull@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
mailing list of the Eclipse project." <eclipse-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>,
03/01/2013 02:41 PM
Small tweak to retention policy for I-builds through M6
If you haven't removed them yet, can I suggest we keep
around the last known good IBuild from before the transition. I think we
still have this (since you've been doing some analysis of the differences).
There is no way we could keep around daily I-builds for the entire milestone.
Keeping just "four or so" is enough to give us a cushion to move
back to a good build if a particular I-build has a blocking defect.
If there are no objections, I plan to remove I-builds from "downloads"
server a little more aggressively than usual. We normally keep the weekly
I-builds until the milestone is available, but, since we are doing I-builds
daily now, through the CBI transition, they are starting to pile up. I
will of course keep "the last PDE build"  and most of the
"official weekly I-builds" (from Tuesday mornings) ... but otherwise
leave only 4 or so "nightly I-builds". I think this meets the
spirit of the retention policy, but may be confusing to those not following
our daily development (and even committers who have not closely read our
transition plan ), so thought I would announce broadly, and see if there
are any consequences I have not anticipated.