and see what breaks. That is, let me
know if I removed something you still need. If you can not do a build that easily
in the next day or two, at least look at the "deleted" list or
"included" list to confirm "by hand". Please make a comment in Bug 489949if you need something restored.
P.S. remember, for long term maintenance,
etc., this "removal" does not effect any existing "R-build"
repositories, just our "active builds" for Neon.
David M Williams/Raleigh/IBM@IBMUS To:
03/21/2016 11:37 PM Subject:
Notice of a change in Orbit's retention policy
for "active builds" Sent by:
In the past, we Orbit committers thought
we should keep "3 versions" of a package in "active builds".
But long ago problems with that approach became apparent. Now is
a good time to change the policy as we are making some progress on a new
build system. Before we "cut over" (which I expect to formally
be around the time of the Neon release) we want to have one, minimal, pristine
p2 repo that was based on the old build technology. But, even if we were
not doing that new build system, the new policy makes a lot more common
(And, to be clear, this does not change the policy of retraining "R-builds"
-- as before, those builds are kept "forever".)
We are changing the policy to keep only one (the latest) version in Orbit
active builds -- with several known exceptions and most requested exceptions.
Above all, we do not want to impact anyone in the "simultaneous release".
And we have good and easy data on what is used there. The larger risk is
impacting projects that are not part of the release train. Those project
will need to tell us if they need something in active builds (or, they
can simply get the older stuff from a previous R-builds).
The one exception to what is written is we say "normally old stuff
should be removed by M6" -- but, we are not making that deadline this
year. We will be removing a lot of old stuff soon, so that by M7 we should
be relatively clean and stable.
I have opened the following bug to detail which "active" old
bundles will be retained and which removed. Please comment there if you
have a special case that is not obvious. Bug
489949- remove "old stuff" from