[Bioc-devel] NotNeeded in build report RSS feeds
Leonardo Collado Torres
lcollado at jhu.edu
Wed Jun 29 16:19:26 CEST 2016
I don't think this has anything to do with "NotNeeded". The RSS feed
did indeed change around the time BioC 3.3 was released and I have
also been getting daily RSS updates, even if they are "No build
problems for package XYZ" (with the same status the day before).
My guess is that the RSS feed was changed to add daily updates before
3.3's release just to make sure all issues were solved before the
release. And now that things are a bit more static it'd be nice to
have the RSS feed to return to "on change".
On Wed, Jun 29, 2016 at 9:24 AM, Antti Honkela <antti.honkela at hiit.fi> wrote:
> Hi Dan,
> I follow the RSS feed on Feedly and for some time now it has shown two
> updates every day: "NotNeeded in Release" and "NotNeeded in Devel". Up to
> approximately 2 months ago I only saw updates when the status changed, but
> since then there have been these two daily non-updates which add a lot of
> It seems that the whole NotNeeded thing was introduced in RSS reports
> sometime last autumn and as far as I can tell it has generated a lot of
> noise e.g. when the build machine names changes etc. but no useful
> As the NotNeeded state does not seem something a package maintainer needs to
> care about, perhaps you could ignore it when generating the RSS and revert
> to the "No build problems for X" report?
> On 28 Jun 2016, at 22:16, Dan Tenenbaum wrote:
>> Hi Antti,
>> I'm not sure I follow. NotNeeded is a status seen in the INSTALL phase of
>> the build, and it means your package did not need to be installed because no
>> other package built by the build system depends on it.
>> This status should not change from one day to the next. (It would change
>> if someone were to depend on your package.)
>> But the basic behavior of the RSS feeds is supposed to be to only notify
>> you when there is a change in build status. So you should not get new feeds
>> when the build status stays the same.
>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "Antti Honkela" <antti.honkela at hiit.fi>
>>> To: "bioc-devel" <bioc-devel at r-project.org>
>>> Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 4:45:12 AM
>>> Subject: [Bioc-devel] NotNeeded in build report RSS feeds
>>> Would it be possible to change the build report RSS feed generation to
>>> treat "NotNeeded" similarly as "OK"?
>>> This would make the feed more useful for spotting real problems.
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