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James E Keenan
May 30, 2021 02:08
Re: status of smoke-me testing
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On 5/29/21 8:05 PM, Ricardo Signes wrote:
> I was looking at 
> <> earlier today, and looking at some of 
> our branches, and just sort of generally looking around earlier, and I 
> came to wonder:  Is anybody still smoking the smoke-me branches?
> They were useful.  Can someone who has been paying attention the whole 
> time fill me (and us) in as to their status?
> Thanks!

Yes, but it's complicated.

IIRC, died last September.  Disk failure.  Many 
years of data lost.  Eventually a replacement was put together, but it's 
not receiving (or, perhaps more precisely, displaying) all the reports 
being generated.

And many fewer testers are sending reports.  Go to TonyC's aggregator,  Note how the overwhelming majority of 
reports are coming from one tester:  Carlos Guevara.  And I believe that 
one consequence of the disk failure last September is that develop-help 
is only picking up reports transmitted via email, that is, sent to some 
perl mailing list.  develop-help is *not* picking up reports that are 
being transmitted via HTTP::Tiny. *is* picking up reports 
transmitted via HTTP::Tiny, but I don't know whether it is picking up 
reports transmitted via email.

Let me put this concretely.  I have never been able to figure out how to 
send reports via email, so all my reports have been transmitted via 
http.  Up until September, my reports would appear on *both* and  Now they *only* appear on

Also, the "new" is (I have been told) just a VM somewhere 
and is often subject to 504 timeout errors.  The people who maintain 
that have, I believe, time constraints.  Recommend consulting with TonyC 
first, then Tux.

Thank you very much.
Jim Keenan

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