[IPython-dev] Fwd: ShiningPanda CI, clap de fin

Fernando Perez fperez.net at gmail.com
Sat Mar 29 19:26:15 EDT 2014

On Sat, Mar 29, 2014 at 4:00 PM, Thomas Kluyver <takowl at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.

Getting a VM on Azure sounds like a good solution. We can have several
folks with access to it.  Do you see any downsides with that approach? It
can probably be spun up only on demand...

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