[Bioc-devel] NotNeeded in build report RSS feeds
dtenenba at fredhutch.org
Wed Jun 29 16:48:40 CEST 2016
We didn't (intentionally anyway) change anything with the RSS feeds. We'll look into it.
----- Original Message -----
> From: "lcollado" <lcollado at jhu.edu>
> To: "Antti Honkela" <antti.honkela at hiit.fi>
> Cc: "Dan Tenenbaum" <dtenenba at fredhutch.org>, "bioc-devel" <bioc-devel at r-project.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 7:19:26 AM
> Subject: Re: [Bioc-devel] NotNeeded in build report RSS feeds
> 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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