[Numpy-discussion] CI Testing

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris at gmail.com
Wed Sep 12 20:32:18 EDT 2018

On Wed, Sep 12, 2018 at 6:26 PM Stanley Seibert <sseibert at anaconda.com>

> I just finished adding support to the Numba repo for Azure Pipelines:
> https://github.com/numba/numba/pull/3303
> The "free for open source" tier is 10 concurrent jobs that can run up to
> 60 minutes each (although the website says 30 minutes), and no limit on
> minutes per month.  Like the other CI services, it uses YAML files to
> define the build and test process.  I found the documentation of the YAML
> pipeline spec to be large, but still missing a number of small details and
> explanations about how features worked together.  That said, the build
> performance is *significantly* better than Travis CI and AppVeyor for all 3
> platforms, and the convenience of all major platforms going through one
> service is very nice.  Despite not liking the UI quite as much as Travis
> CI, I think Numba will likely switch completely over to Azure assuming the
> free offering continues to be this good.

Yeah, the pictures of the UI didn't look as nice, but then, it isn't what
we are used to.

> If you go beyond the free tier, you can connect self-managed build workers
> to the same system, but the build agent is written in C#, so I'm not sure
> how portable it is to ARM or PPC yet.

Did you sign up as open source? And if so, were you able to do so as an

> On Wed, Sep 12, 2018 at 7:02 PM, Charles R Harris <
> charlesr.harris at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> We might want to take a look at testing/building on AZURE
>> <https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/devops/pipelines/?&OCID=AID736750_SEM_CmoL6wVZ>.
>> Probably worth exploring, although it is hard to find all information.
>> IIRC, we got an offer from Microsoft along these lines a couple of years
>> ago when we were looking to support MSVC.
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