[Distutils] [buildout] windows/jenkins annoyance

Chris Withers chris at simplistix.co.uk
Sat Jan 19 21:42:21 CET 2013

Hi Jim,

This is an example of the Windows problem I was referring to:


C:\Python25\python.exe bootstrap.py

...appears to fork off a process in such a way that it returns instantly 
and then runs in the background. Of course, Jenkins has no way to know 
how long to wait for, so problems such as those above occur.

My horrible hack around this is:


...which waits 20 seconds and then moves to the next step. It's far from 
reliable, especially when the Windows box has any load on it.

Can you make any suggestions how to solve this problem?



PS: Where does the buildout continuous integration testing live nowadays?

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