[TIP] Everybody wants a pony!

Jesse Noller jnoller at gmail.com
Tue Mar 31 07:52:26 PDT 2009

On Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 9:32 AM, C. Titus Brown <ctb at msu.edu> wrote:
> Hi all,
> 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
> to buildbot:
>  - "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
>   model.)
>  - 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
>   programmable workflows.
>  - 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
>   coverage data.
>  - 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!
> cheers,
> --titus
> --
> C. Titus Brown, ctb at msu.edu
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Yes, x1000. Based the visualization/front end off django and I'll add
another +1000

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