[IPython-dev] Fwd: ShiningPanda CI, clap de fin
takowl at gmail.com
Sat Mar 29 19:00:06 EDT 2014
On 29 March 2014 13:28, Fernando Perez <fperez.net at gmail.com> wrote:
> Could you spec out what exactly are the needs we'd like to see covered
> that Travis doesn't provide? Having that clearly spelled out will be useful
> in making any future decision.
Testing on Windows is the biggest thing - that's what we started paying
ShiningPanda for. Travis has had an issue open for multi OS support for a
couple of years, and I believe they now have OS X, though they don't
advertise it. However, it's also proved useful to have some extra test jobs
- like the docs build, or creating a tarball and installing from it before
running the tests - that we don't want to wait for on every pull request,
but it's good to have something checking every day to every few days. We're
also planning to make our JS tests run on Gecko using slimerjs, which we'll
probably want to handle in a similar way.
I've just done a quick search of the available options, and I could only
see one hosted CI system with Windows support (Appveyor), and it doesn't
appear to support Python. Previously, Jörgen set his machine up to run
Windows builds, but I don't think he had time to maintain it. We may have
to set up a VM on AWS/Azure/Google for Windows testing.
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