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

davidacoder davidacoder at hotmail.com
Sun Mar 30 01:10:48 EDT 2014

I have a working Windows CI on appveyor for pythonnet. Python 2.7 seems
preinstalled and I install other versions as part of the setup script. Have
a look here, something like that might also work for IPython:




I don’t think they build PRs yet, but I might be wrong. They do build all
branches in a repo on any change.





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On Behalf Of Thomas Kluyver
Sent: Saturday, March 29, 2014 4:00 PM
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Subject: Re: [IPython-dev] Fwd: ShiningPanda CI, clap de fin


On 29 March 2014 13:28, Fernando Perez <fperez.net at gmail.com
<mailto: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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