[Bf-committers] Official Automated Builds

Jeroen Bakker j.bakker at atmind.nl
Mon Mar 14 13:06:31 CET 2011

Hi Brecht,

this is really a good idea, I am experienced in using and maintaining 
different virtualizationproducts in big companies (Virtual box, iESX, 
KVM, Xen). If you need any advice/help, you can always contact me.

Jeroen Bakker

On 13-3-2011 20:19, Brecht Van Lommel wrote:
> Hi all,
> In the meeting Ton proposed to do official automated builds, that are
> built and uploaded every day or every few hours. These should
> effectively be the same as release builds, and could even be used as
> official releases.
> To start, some questions for platform maintainers:
> * Do you have time to set up or help someone else set up such a system
> for your platform?
> * Is now a good time to do it, with 2.57 is in 2-3 weeks, or should we
> do it after?
> * Are there any pitfalls we should be thinking of?
> * Do you prefer to run such a system on your own computer or on a server?
> We can set up a server with virtual machines, for example with
> virtualbox it should be possible for someone to create the machine
> locally, upload it, and further maintenance can then be done using a
> remote login. Alternatively builds could run locally on system from
> developers or other volunteers.
> The advantage of having them on a remote server is that it would be
> easier for multiple developers to fix builds and make releases, but
> for a single platform maintainer it may be more convenient to just run
> such a thing locally.
> We could also start to use a Tinderbox system. Hudson/Jenkins was
> brought up, Buildbot also seems nice to me. It seems to be quite a bit
> of work to configure and maintain such a system, so for now I'd like
> to focus on simply getting automated builds.
> Thanks,
> Brecht.
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