Public Build Farm
Andrew John Hughes
gnu_andrew at member.fsf.org
Wed Aug 20 17:38:38 PDT 2008
On 20/08/2008, Mark Reinhold <mr at sun.com> wrote:
> > Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2008 15:48:57 -0700
> > From: Landon Fuller <landonf at bikemonkey.org>
> > We just did the first import of the BSD OpenJDK sources, which
> > includes support for three different operating systems (FreeBSD,
> > OpenBSD, Darwin), on two architectures (x86-32, x86-64). This leaves a
> > lot of room for toe-stepping between various developers.
> > What are people's thoughts on implementing an OpenJDK continual
> > integration/build system using something like Buildbot or Hudson?
> > Is this something Sun / OpenJDK could host?
> We can almost certainly host the master portion of such a system, so long
> as it doesn't need a ton of server-side resources.
> I don't have direct experience with either Hudson or Buildbot. Does
> anyone else?
> > Does it make the most sense to have users to volunteer build servers?
> Yes, I think so -- our meager capital budget is pretty much absorbed just
> keeping the basic openjdk.java.net services up and running, so I don't
> think Sun can fund the construction of a big build farm any time soon.
> - Mark
This might also be useful for testing IcedTea patches on proprietary
build systems like Solaris (uses Sun Studio) and Windows (uses Visual
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