[Monetdb-developers] MonetDB Testing & Status-Alert

Stefan Manegold Stefan.Manegold at cwi.nl
Sun Apr 25 11:33:14 CEST 2004


Dear fellow developers,

please do not "panic" about the current state of MonetDB.
I'm almost done with a detailed analysis. More info and 
output updates to come in a few minutes.
Please avoid checkins until I'm done...

Stefan

> 
> Dear fellow developers,
> 
> let me first apologize for the fact that I haven't been able to maintain the
> nightly testing as usual while I was abroad the week before last week (Sa,
> April 10 - Su, April 18). During this time, problems with SourceForge (that
> are beyond our control) as well as problem with the Windows testing (that
> are somehow under our control, see below), caused the automatic testing to
> fail, and hence could not provide you with the usual feedback about your
> checkins. 
> 
> Furthermore, I also have to apologize, that I did not manage to get the
> testing working again, during last week, while being back at work.
> 
> Well, at least, the SF problems seems to be gone, again.
> 
> The windows problem is still there: recent changes in the release branch(!)
> of MonetDB seem to cause "Application Errors" (aka SegFaults) on Windows,
> and my non-interactive test-environment is unfortunately not able to press
> the "Ok" button on the respective pop-up window...
> Well, thanks to some hint from our new friends at SAP, I (hopefully) just
> managed to avoid these pop-up windows on our Windows test machine. Hence,
> testing should hang there anymore, even in case of "Application Errors".
> 
> These problem solved, I had a short(!) look at today's Stable testweb, at
> what I saw did *scare* me a bit:
> 
> 
> ! The current "stable" version of MonetDB (4.3.16) seems to be pretty broken !
> 
> 
> While many difference are "only" due to "harmless" changes in the output
> (e.g., caused by changes in the behaviour/output of commands such as
> "atoms()"), 
> 	there are some changes that indicate that "join" is broken !
> 
> Well, I guess, I'll have to spend tomorrow or Monday on looking at the
> details and sorting out, what did go wrong with your checkins to the (no
> longer) "stable" release branch...
> 
> Admittedly, I have to blame myself, again: Not only did I not keep the
> automatic testing properly running during the last two week, but I also
> forgot to give any guidelines, how to handle checkins to the "stable"
> branch after the release had been made...
> 
> (No, I don't metion anymore, that Mtest might be run by hand on your
> favorite development platform, at least before checking-in "bug-fixes" to
> the "stable" branch...)
> 
> To see it positively, this observation confirms that we do not "waste" any
> time or money by having one person spending a major part of his/her
> (official) working hours on "quality control" --- I just forgot to find/name
> a stand-in while being abroad myself...).
> 
> Good night,
> 
> Stefan
> 
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| Dr. Stefan Manegold | mailto:Stefan.Manegold at cwi.nl |
| CWI,  P.O.Box 94079 | http://www.cwi.nl/~manegold/  |
| 1090 GB Amsterdam   | Tel.: +31 (20) 592-4212       |
| The Netherlands     | Fax : +31 (20) 592-4312       |




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