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  1. Continuum
  2. CONTINUUM-1823

Fewer notifications when Subversion server is unreachable



    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: 1.3.2 (Beta)
    • Component/s: None
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      By default Continuum sends notifications when the state of a project changes, so two consecutive build failures will result in only one email. However, when the build failure is caused by an unreachable Subversion server a notification is sent every hour, for every project (See output below). This resulted in approx. 1500 emails in my ci-folder after the weekend. Which, imho, is a bit unfortunate.

      Would it be possible to adopt the principle advocated by TestNG; that this is caused by a single failure and all other failures are derived failures which are given the status SKIPPED in TestNG terminology?

      In other words, I propose the following extension:

      Create a list of SCM-repositories known to Continuum.
      Run a simple availability test on each of these and set status "OK" or "Unavailable".
      Projects that use an unavailable repository can thus be SKIPPED until the repository is available again.
      The repository test can be run e.g. once an hour (preferable configurable) and should only send notifications when the state changes.

      Further, it would be nice if it was possible to set up a list of notifiers separate from the project notifiers like it is for projects now. It would typically be interesting for system administrators to subscribe to email notifications for unavailable SCM repo. (A cheap surveillance solution.)

      Build Error:
      Provider message: The svn command failed.
      Command output: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      svn: PROPFIND request failed on '/svn/projectName/trunk/'
      svn: PROPFIND of '/svn/projectName/trunk/': could not connect to server (


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              • Assignee:
                ctan Maria Catherine R. Tan
                sherriff Erik Drolshammer
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