[Numpy-discussion] travis-ci support for numpy

Nathaniel Smith njs at pobox.com
Sat Jun 16 16:16:01 EDT 2012

Thanks to Marc Abramowitz[1], Numpy commits are now being tested by Travis-CI:
As discussed on the numfocus list[2], this isn't really a complete CI
solution, because it only gives test coverage on 64-bit Ubuntu. But,
it does cover all supported versions of Python, which should at least
catch the very common Python 2.4 compatibility bugs, so that's useful
until someone gets a proper buildbot set up. And what will be useful
even then is that travis-ci can automatically test all pull requests
and report the results in the PR discussion directly[3], sort of like
Fernando's script, but without human intervention.

To get this turned on, someone needs to:
  -- donate some arbitrarily small (or large) amount:
  -- email support at travis-ci.org and say "Hi, I donated and here is my
order # to confirm; could you please turn on PR testing for the
numpy/numpy repository, which was connected to travis by user

I nominate Travis for the "someone", both on grounds of name collision
amusingness and on grounds of him having a budget for such things :-).
(Though literally, a $1 donation would seem to suffice from what the
developers have said.)


[1] https://github.com/numpy/numpy/pull/292
[2] https://groups.google.com/d/msg/numfocus/I_kmL4FUGaY/f2tO7IEU-l4J
[3] http://about.travis-ci.org/blog/announcing-pull-request-support/

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