do NOT immediately remove files from on update of externals!

Bjoern Michaelsen bjoern.michaelsen at
Tue May 20 00:54:42 PDT 2014

On Tue, May 20, 2014 at 09:18:54AM +0200, David Tardon wrote:
> On Tue, May 20, 2014 at 08:56:08AM +0200, Stephan Bergmann wrote:
> > On 05/19/2014 09:45 PM, Bjoern Michaelsen wrote:
> > >please do NOT remove files from dev-downloads when updating externals, keep
> > >those files around for at least 12 months! Otherwise you will break bibisect
> > >building hard (apart from also breaking people on local branches).
> > >So please keep whatever tarball was ever used in a LibreOffice build on the
> > >server for at least 12 months.
> > 
> > Where does the value 12 come from?
> I am curious about that too :-) Personally I would say "do not ever
> remove tarballs from dev-www!"

Well, 12 months was just a minimum. I have not issue with using "never"
instead. ;)

12 months was just a rough estimate of "two major releases" which would be good
enough for bibisect at least.



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