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Re: Fedora Extras development Package Build Report



On Tue, 2005-05-10 at 15:59 +0200, Christian Iseli licr org wrote:
> skvidal phy duke edu said:
> > On Tue, 2005-05-10 at 15:35 +0200, Christian Iseli licr org wrote:
> > > Out of curiosity: how quickly can the entries be removed from the file ?
> > > IOW, is it an edge driven, or a state driven process ?
> > I'm not familiar with these terms so I can't tell you which it is. 
> 
> Sorry, let me try to explain:
>  - edge driven would mean that the mere fact of adding an entry to the cvs 
>    file (even if the entry is deleted immediately afterward) is enough to 
>    trigger a build.  In this case, the person requesting a build can delete 
>    the entry right after requesting a "make build".  The key point is that the 
>    entry *is added* to the cvs file at some point.
>  - state driven would mean that some process parses the file from time to time 
>    (aka polling) and builds whatever entries are found in the file at that 
>    time.  In this case, the person requesting a build needs to wait for the 
>    build system to have at least started the build before removing the entry.
>    The key point is that the entry *is* in the cvs file at some point.

the latter.

-sv



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