Ubuntu 11.10 VM including OpenJDK Build Image
kelly.ohair at oracle.com
Tue Feb 14 19:11:09 UTC 2012
There is an on-going project, very active now, on changing the build infrastructure.
Setting up OS images wasn't necessarily in the plans, but any effort in this area should
at least be co-ordinating with the build infrastructure project.
On Feb 14, 2012, at 9:11 AM, Patrick Wright wrote:
> Perhaps it's more productive at the moment to put the hosting question
> aside and work on making the build process "easy" across systems. That
> work can be crowd sourced and isn't dependent on Oracle making a
> decision about resources and hosting. If we target building within
> "clean" OS environments, e.g. hosted in a VM created each time for
> that purpose, we have, in principle, complete(?) repeatability and
> scriptability. Once we have that, configuring a CI system to create
> builds automatically is easy. Individual JUGs or other trusted
> community members can host builds to start with. The community can
> then look at what the best options are for a locked-down, reliable
> hosting environment for builds across the board.
> What I'm imagining as a first milestone is a cleaned-up version of
> John's build script, as a Bash file, checked into Github with a
> Vagrantfile to create the VM and run the script. Then we get people to
> bang on that and look at what needs to be done for environment/OS #2,
> 3, etc.
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