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From Mark Thomas <>
Subject Re: Is Gump still useful for you?
Date Fri, 23 Feb 2018 23:14:54 GMT
On 23/02/18 17:52, Stefan Bodewig wrote:
> Hi all
> when writing Gump's quarterly report for the Apache board we usually
> include the phrase "Gump seems to remain useful for the projects using
> it". Back in September 2017 Gump builds stopped for several weeks and
> nobody seems to have noticed or at least complained about it. So maybe
> this isn't really true anymore?
> Currently the projects that have nags enabled in Gump are
> * Batik
> * XMLGraphics Commons
> * Santuario
> * Tomcat
> in addition to a few projects where I receive the nags myself.
> Are you even aware Gump is there and do you still consider it to provide
> value to your project? This is not any request for you to get involved
> but really a curious question.

Personal view, not speaking for the project.

Yes and yes.

I know we didn't notice it when Gump stopped but I thought we'd just had
a good run of not breaking it. We do get useful reports from Gump. It
has identified, and continues to identify, areas where we need to make
the tests more robust. (Generally Gump finds errors in tests more often
than it finds errors in code but those are still useful.)

Another area that is particularly useful is the tests against the latest
OpenSSL build. Gump enables is to spot within 24 hours when OpenSSL has
added a new cipher, removed an old cipher, etc so we can update our



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