[Python-Dev] Possible language summit topic: buildbots
C. Titus Brown
ctb at msu.edu
Fri Oct 30 17:56:15 CET 2009
On Fri, Oct 30, 2009 at 04:49:51PM +0000, Paul Moore wrote:
> 2009/10/30 C. Titus Brown <ctb at msu.edu>:
> > On Fri, Oct 30, 2009 at 04:21:06PM +0000, Antoine Pitrou wrote:
> >> Hello,
> >> Sorry for the little redundancy, I would like to underline Jean-Paul's
> >> suggestion here:
> >> Le Sun, 25 Oct 2009 14:05:12 +0000, exarkun a ??crit??:
> >> > I think that money can help in two ways in this case.
> >> >
> >> > First, there are now a multitude of cloud hosting providers which will
> >> > operate a slave machine for you. ?BuildBot has even begun to support
> >> > this deployment use-case by allowing you to start up and shut down vms
> >> > on demand to save on costs. ?Amazon's EC2 service is supported out of
> >> > the box in the latest release.
> >> I'm not a PSF member, but it seems to me that the PSF could ask Amazon
> >> (or any other virtual machine business anyway) to donate a small number
> >> of permanent EC2 instances in order to run buildslaves on.
> > [ ... ]
> > I'm happy to provide VMs or shell access for Windows (XP, Vista, 7); Linux
> > ia64; Linux x86; and Mac OS X. ?Others have made similar offers. ?The
> > architectures supported by the cloud services don't really add anything
> > (and generally don't have Mac OS X support, AFAIK).
> As Antione pointed out, it's not clear (at least, it isn't to me) what
> that leaves to be done.
Great! We've solved the problem ;)
> As a counter-offer: Given remote access to however many Windows VMs
> you want to provide, I'll get them up and running with buildslaves on
> them. If that requires software such as Visual Studio, I have copies
> via the MSDN licenses that I am happy to provide.
I, too, have MSDN licenses, and I have functioning build environments
on all of the VMs (I think -- I've only tested Win XP currently:
I also have an OS X 10.5 machine that I can let you into through a firewall;
it's building Python 2.7 quite nicely:
> Once things are up and running, I'll be prepared to do basic care and
> feeding of the buildslave, but as my time is limited, it would be nice
> if others would pitch in to help.
I would be somewhat unhappy about giving more than three or four people
admin access, but am prepared to lie back and think of England.
C. Titus Brown, ctb at msu.edu
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