RFC --picky-developer (for developer builds)

Noel Power NoPower at suse.com
Wed Jul 31 08:35:14 UTC 2019

On 29/07/2019 10:48, Noel Power via samba-technical wrote:
> Hi All,
> I had a merge request https://gitlab.com/samba-team/samba/merge_requests/591 (now closed) to enable --picky-developer for developer builds, this was a pretty low impact change to make developer builds build with '---picky-developer' by default.
> note: it modified the configure.developer wrapper script rather than the --developer option itself
> Metze however pointed out that he had an old branch hanging around trying to achieve the same result (but I think at the time too many warning as errors still existed in the codebase)
> Metze's branch:
>   a) removes the '--picky-developer' option but instead make the --developer option use the same flags (in otherwords make --developer do the same a --picky-developer)
>   b) replaces the '--picky-developer' option with '--disable-warnings-as-errors'<https://gitlab.com/samba-team/samba/merge_requests/667/diffs?commit_id=3195e4a57ea74fae2b81536b327c13148b1529fa> to allow to avoid -Werror
> I think Metzes' approach is better and so rebased his branch,  (see https://gitlab.com/samba-team/devel/samba/pipelines/72975003)
> Surely it's better (for developer builds) to be as 'picky' as possible and ensure we keep passing with that)
> what do others think? I'm all for merging this but such a change probably needs some wider discussion/agreement

If I'm reading the comments from others correctly then I don't see any
objections to pushing this to autobuild right ?

Please let me know if not :-) Anyway, I'll not do anything for a couple
of days to let anyone else chime in if they want



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