[Numpy-discussion] Buildbot for numpy

David Cournapeau david at ar.media.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Sat Jun 16 04:57:58 EDT 2007

Stefan van der Walt wrote:
> Hi all,
> Short version
> =============
> We now have a numpy buildbot running at
> http://buildbot.scipy.org
> Long version
> ============
> Albert Strasheim and I set up a buildbot for numpy this week.  For
> those of you unfamiliar with The Buildbot, it is
> """
> ...a system to automate the compile/test cycle required by most
> software projects to validate code changes. By automatically
> rebuilding and testing the tree each time something has changed, build
> problems are pinpointed quickly, before other developers are
> inconvenienced by the failure. The guilty developer can be identified
> and harassed without human intervention. By running the builds on a
> variety of platforms, developers who do not have the facilities to
> test their changes everywhere before checkin will at least know
> shortly afterwards whether they have broken the build or not. Warning
> counts, lint checks, image size, compile time, and other build
> parameters can be tracked over time, are more visible, and are
> therefore easier to improve.
> The overall goal is to reduce tree breakage and provide a platform to
> run tests or code-quality checks that are too annoying or pedantic for
> any human to waste their time with. Developers get immediate (and
> potentially public) feedback about their changes, encouraging them to
> be more careful about testing before checkin.
> """
> While we are still working on automatic e-mail notifications, the
> system already provides valuable feedback -- take a look at the
> waterfall display:
> http://buildbot.scipy.org
> If your platform is not currently on the list, please consider
> volunteering a machine as a build slave.  This machine will be
> required to run the buildbot client, and to build a new version of
> numpy whenever changes are made to the repository.  (The machine does
> not have to be dedicated to this task, and can be your own
> workstation.)
> We'd like to thank Robert Kern, Jeff Strunk and Gert-Jan van Rooyen
> who helped us to get the ball rolling, as well as Neilen Marais for
> offering his workstation as a build slave.
This is really great new :) Thanks for the hard work,


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