do NOT immediately remove files from on update of externals!

Michael Stahl mstahl at
Tue May 20 05:22:53 PDT 2014

On 20/05/14 09:54, Bjoern Michaelsen wrote:
> 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.

those of us who fix regression bugs occasionally have reason to re-built
essentially arbitrarily old revisions, and i've personally been
frustrated this year by the repository zoo of pre-3.5 days making that
essentially impossible; please let's not add another way to make it more

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