[TIP] Everybody wants a pony!
C. Titus Brown
ctb at msu.edu
Tue Mar 31 07:32:42 PDT 2009
one thing that became clear at PyCon this year is that everyone wants a
pony. Preferably a pink pony.
(You had to be there.)
Anyway, along the lines of a pony, I am proposing to build or extend a
replacement for buildbot that will serve those of you who need a simpler
and more easily-installable continuous interation framework. I have a
few basic ideas, but I'd love to hear what everyone else has to say.
Roughly speaking, I'd like to have pony-build do the following, relative
- "push" results from the client back to the server over an RPC
connection, rather than have the server control the client.
(That is, base it on a polling model rather than a remote control
- Be trivially installable on clients (a single "easy_install" that
works, even for Steve Holden).
- A separable and flexible reporting server to support RPC queries and
- A separable and flexible scheduling/config server to support build
requests and request builds on specific servers.
- "Anonymous" push of results, so that Joe Blow users can build,
compile, test, and send the results back to the server for your
examination, without breaking a sweat.
- Push of metadata to the reporting server for e.g. communication of
- distutils/setuptools and configure/make support.
A lot of these ideas come from comparing DART with buildbot, and having
good (and bad) experiences with both.
We do have a prototype up and running and I'll try to get a screencast
up within a week or two.
Your thoughts welcome!
C. Titus Brown, ctb at msu.edu
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