Five build fixes a day

Matthias Klose doko at
Mon Sep 12 22:13:26 UTC 2011

On 09/13/2011 12:08 AM, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 12, 2011 at 10:16:09PM +0100, hugo shepherd wrote:
>> The trouble with rebuilds is that more (new) bugs, appear to jump in
>> the place of the ones you've fixed - and like the Forth Bridge in
>> Scotland - its a never-ending job to paint it from end to end (well
>> that used to be the case but now the painter's of the bridge have
>> deployed a new strategy which speeds up the painting of the bridge)
>> ;-) !
> While this is true, I don't think we need to be defeatist and say that
> means we can't improve the situation.  Also, in the run-up to Ubuntu
> 11.10 we can reasonably expect the influx of new build failures to be
> significantly lower than normal.

and there is progress. ~600 were fixed during the last three weeks, I didn't
count the ones fixed before.


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