Developers Must Now Consider Mozilla Firebird, Mozilla Thunderbird and Camino When Making API Changes
Thursday January 22nd, 2004
In a newsgroup posting, Mozilla Firebird developer Ben Goodger, Mozilla Thunderbird developer Scott MacGregor and Camino developer Mike Pinkerton have announced that those making API changes to core components must now ensure that they do not adversely affect Firebird, Thunderbird or Camino. For most developers, this will mean monitoring the three applications' tinderbox pages to ensure that their checkins do not cause breakages, as well as searching a little further afield when looking for code affected by API changes. If a developer fails to follow these new rules, they will be required to fix any problems they cause or have their code forcibly backed out.
#5 Multiple reviews?
by jesse <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Friday January 23rd, 2004 2:13 PM
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If a single patch requires a small change in each product, does it require reviews from Ben Goodger, Scott MacGregor, and Mike Pinkerton?
If a checkin breaks Firebird, how long does the developer have to fix it before risking having their code forcibly backed out? (I guess time amount of time could be unspecified because the severity of the problem could vary from Firebird crashing on startup to something obscure.)