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What do you think?

Wednesday October 10th, 2001

Many in the community have been discussing what components nightly builds should include by default. We wanted to find out what you think? Are you happy to see the new Javascript Debugger included in the build? Would you like to see other things shipped, like the DOM Inspector? Or would you rather only see the browser shipped, and make the rest, like Mail/News, Chatzilla, and other components, optional add ons?


#2 Good Question

by hubick <chris@hubick.com>

Wednesday October 10th, 2001 1:09 AM

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Hrm, that is a good question.

I guess it depends on how it effects the build size?

At first it is tempting to say, throw in everything but the kitchen sink, as the more eyeballs testing that code, the better it will get. But if the download is too large, it will discourage more eyeballs from downloading or testing anything at all.

Would it be problematic to create multiple builds, with one 'minimal', and one 'full'?

Is the nightly build mechanism the same one used for Tinderbox? I would think you would want to run as all-encompasing a build as possible through Tinderbox, just to make sure everything builds and smoketests. Could you run a 'minimal' build as a secondary build only after success with the 'full' one?

Hell, can't we just get a Beowulf cluster of build boxen and build for each of the full cartesian product gamut of build options? :-)