[TIP] continuous integration - what are you using?

Michael Foord fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Thu Aug 27 16:17:14 PDT 2009

C. Titus Brown wrote:
> Hi all,
> I think I'm going to do a comparison of CI tools soon, and I wanted to
> know what people are using in their Python projects.  So far I'm
> planning on looking at these three:
> Hudson
> CruiseControl
We used to use CruiseControl.NET until we broke it.

We replaced it with a homegrown Python distributed build system. :-) (So 
none of the above...)

At one point our continuous integration was a 130 line Python script (an 
SVN post commit hook would touch a file the Python script was watching 
to alert it that a new checkin had been made. After a while we just ran 
tests in a continuous loop anyway not waiting for a new checkin - just 
always doing a fresh checkout of head every loop. Then we added the 
ability to distribute tests across multiple machines with a central web 
app to display the status of runs and control them; so uhm... it's grown 
a bit since the start).


> buildbot
> plus pony-build as a different (and differently problematic, I'm afraid)
> way of doing things.
> I don't get the sense that bitten is used terribly much, but I'm willing
> to change my mind if I get many howls of protest.
> Anything else that people think I should look at?
> tnx,
> --titus


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