[sugar] Build bots
Marco Pesenti Gritti
Fri Oct 6 14:40:35 EDT 2006
Ian Bicking wrote:
> Marco Pesenti Gritti wrote:
>> Might be interesting. Didn't really look into it but it seem to be
>> based on jhbuild.
> It looks like it's based on buildbot: http://buildbot.sourceforge.net/
> Buildbot is basically a server, where you give it a build script and a
> test script. It runs each, and if either gives a non-zero exit code
> it keeps track of that (and any error messages, just what's printed to
> stdout/stderr). You can trigger rebuilds, usually from some
> post-commit hook. Buildbot likes isolated environments generally (so
> you are testing the stability of the code, not the larger
> environment), which is what jhbuild gives you.
Yeah, what I meant is that I think they have patches to integrate with
with jhbuild or something. Didn't really have time to look in detail.
> You can also have things like multiple build slaves, to test across
> different platforms, and then they report centrally. That makes
> buildbot a little more complicated, but probably doesn't apply to OLPC.
> Even if there are no tests, this would help detect build problems.
Sounds pretty good.
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