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

From: Miha Vitorovic <mvitorovic_at_nil.si>
Date: 2005-11-29 09:27:13 CET

I'm not a SVN developer, but I have a suggestion anyway (maybe you've
thought of that already) -- I think a VM server (such as vmware) would
come real handy in a case like this.
- First, you only need physical one box, a bit stronger, but still just
one box.
- Second, once you have a certain clean system prepared, you just shut it
down, and copy the image to a safe location. From then on you can always
get a clean box without having to re-install everything.
- Third, it's easy to add another build system - no need to buy new
hardware.

Cheers,

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  Miha Vitorovic
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kfogel@collab.net wrote on 28.11.2005 22:09:48:
> The goal is to have stable, consistent environments for verifying that
> releases (and bindings) work on certain platforms.  Right now we've
> got a box each allocated for Linux (probably RHEL4 or FC4) and Windows
> XP; next in line are Solaris 10 and Mac OS X, but we'd like to get the
> Linux and Windows instances up and running first.
> 
> WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP:
> 
> These boxes will be managed by CollabNet's operations team, but
> they'll be configured according a specification that the Subversion
> project writes.  I'll be starting that specification in our www/ area;
> anyone who has experience with such systems, please help out.  The
> better our spec, the more easily (== the more quickly) CollabNet can
> set up the farm.
Received on Tue Nov 29 09:28:40 2005

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