Posted 3 years, 1 month ago at 17:53. 0 comments
It seems I’ve been remiss in welcoming a new hire to my subgroup of Mozilla Release Engineering.
Joey Armstrong is a Makefile whiz, and he’s going to be taking a stab at improving turnaround time on incremental builds and generally simplifying our Makefile story. John rightly gave up waiting for me to blog about Joey starting, and has written a post of his own explaining in more depth why Joey’s work is important. I’ll just add that we’ve done a lot of work recently in RelEng trying to identify long poles in our current build/test process. This effort has largely focused on re-assorting jobs and using hardware in smarter ways. It is awesome to have someone on the team now who is specifically tasked with trying to shorten the build process itself.