[TIP] Everybody wants a pony!

C. Titus Brown ctb at msu.edu
Tue Mar 31 09:36:27 PDT 2009

On Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 11:15:10AM -0500, Kumar McMillan wrote:
-> On Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 9:32 AM, C. Titus Brown <ctb at msu.edu> wrote:
-> > 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.
-> I hate to be "that guy;" I love Python, really I do, but what I love
-> more is when a great open source tool with great documentation and a
-> community of maintainers solves a problem better than any other tool.
-> It makes the decision process easy.
-> It's called Hudson:
-> https://hudson.dev.java.net/
-> Yes, it is written in Java but Java is ubiquitous and Hudson is light
-> years beyond Buildbot.  Anyone (i.e. non-programmers) can configure
-> builds and workflows very easily.

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I'm aware of Hudson.  I really need something hackable, not monolithic
(and, frankly, Java is monolithic because I won't code in it ;).  I have
no objection to swiping ideas from Hudson, however!

And Kumar, if you weren't "that guy" we wouldn't like you as much!

C. Titus Brown, ctb at msu.edu

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