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Re: Helping CollabNet provide an automated build farm for Subversion.

From: Erik Huelsmann <ehuels_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-11-29 00:20:21 CET

On 11/28/05, kfogel@collab.net <kfogel@collab.net> wrote:
> Just to let you all know: I'm working with CollabNet's operations team
> to set up a small build/test farm for Subversion. Erik Hülsmann first
> proposed this idea privately at EuroOSCON in Amsterdam, and when we
> took it to CollabNet they were in favor right away.

I did. Though I wasn't primarily targetting Collab, I noticed people
wanting to help the project: donating back to where they got such a
valuable resource from. Most organisations don't have the resources
to donate coding time. As whe don't (yet?) have a bank account,
accepting money isn't an option. So, I asked myself: what can
people/organisations afford when they want to help out in the project.
 Most organisations will be able to donate a machine to run automated
tests on, possibly (hopefully) placing it outside their DMZ, so that
we can access the machines and run our testing code without them
running risks.

What I turned to Collab for is hosting a coordination server: a
central instance of a program which coordinates which build servers
need to run which tests - collecting the test results and making them
available to us developers.


Received on Tue Nov 29 00:23:16 2005

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