[ros-release] Most of previous pre-release tests have failed

Tully Foote tfoote at osrfoundation.org
Fri Sep 27 19:56:14 UTC 2013

With the change in servers recently I've just identified an issue with
different memory usages between servers that is causing complete failures.

On Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 10:04 AM, Jack O'Quin <jack.oquin at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 11:56 AM, Isaac Isao Saito <130s at lateeye.net>wrote:
>> Happy Friday ROS-Release,
>> I'm afraid I've not yet gotten the idea of ROS pre-release. One thing
>> is, what does the failure of the majority of previous prerelease tests
>> mean?
>> http://jenkins.ros.org/view/Prerelease/
>> Do maintainers fix on their upstrem repositories after getting
>> pre-release error, and release w/o pre-release?
Unfortunately at the moment we don't have completely clean prereleases so
most things will cause failures.  Part of that is we don't have a clear
line for how to scope prereleases so they build everything downstream.  The
important thing to do is look through the errors and confirm that your
release does not create new ones.

> Not sure what others do. I like to run the "devel" pre-release on the
> source repo before using bloom-release. I usually skip the "latest" option,
> which uses the release repo, instead.
> I would be interested to know what different tests those options actually
> perform.

They do the same thing, except that they have a different source of the


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