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Why I hate git

wokbok:django-durationRel axelhecht$ git push -f Counting objects: 7, done. Delta compression using up to 4 threads. Compressing objects: 100% (4/4), done. Writing objects: 100% (4/4), 560 bytes, done. Total 4 (delta 2), reused 0 (delta 0) Unpacking objects: 100% (4/4), done. remote: error: refusing to update checked out branch: refs/heads/master remote: error: By default, updating […]

Data models and “vom Kopf auf die Füße”

As you all know we’re having a new release scheme. That’s all good and great for localization, but there’s one tiny little peppermint: It exposed each and every design problem in the l10n dashboard, code-named elmo these days. As many folks wonder why I’m still talking about how the l10n dashboard needs more work, I’ll […]

Coming soon: cross-repository network graphs for hg.m.o

Did you miss the ability to look at our source code and figure out who’s working on what where? Thought that only github can do that? Let me give you a sneak peek at what I’ve been hacking on over the weekend. What’s the big picture of our mainline code development? You can see the […]

Reviewing sign-offs, slightly different

Opening the magic box of l10n admin stuff: We’re doing sign-offs, y’know? Localizers hit the l10n dashboard and click a button to say “this revision is good to ship”. Which is cool, because then they don’t need approval for every patch for release branch fixes. And I’m reviewing the signoffs. Sounds all good, and well […]

Back home, a good deal lighter

Next time you see me, I’ll look a tad different. That bump on my head got removed, surgery yesterday went fine, got home today. I’ll be taking it slow today, but should be up to speed tomorrow. Thanks to all the good wishes.

Being a localizer in the rapid release cycle

We’re changing to a 6-week release train model, and this is going to impact how localizers do their contributions. The following scheme has been cycled in .planning for a bit, so this is what we’ll be doing. We’ll adapt that if needed, of course, but based on experience with the next cycle or two. Recap […]

compare-locales 0.9.1 is out

I released compare-locales 0.9.1 yesterday on pypi. Do the regular easy_install -U compare-locales to update your local copy. This update includes two bug-fixes compared to 0.9, Don’t warn about XML-defined entities like &, bug 604404 Ensure that merged entities have a trailing newline, bug 612619 In particular the latter will make our l10n-merge code more […]

As sure as logs are logs

… or not. As promised, I’ll write a bit about build logs today. You’ll see what our logs are, and, to begin with, I’ll take you on a tour through buildMessage to explain how the logs we have end up being what you see served off of tinderbox. First off, buildbot is basically the same […]

Counting sourcestamps, changes, and faking data

As a follow up to my previous post on my digging through our build status, I want to look with a bit more detail, pretend it’d all be simple and what it could be, and, well, add the promised chocolate to coconut. Bounty. Let’s look at the actual data for two and half landings. First, […]

Looking at the internals of our builds

Chris Atlee has put up database dumps of both the scheduler and the status databases. These databases are the most detailed and (almost, status db is not) first class information on what our builds are really doing. The current code on top of that is all pylons-based, and I am, as many other mozillians, part […]