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Re: [RFC] Move buildbot master to ASF infrastructure

From: Lieven Govaerts <svnlgo_at_mobsol.be>
Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2009 12:03:23 +0100

On Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 8:50 AM, Bhuvaneswaran A <bhuvan_at_collab.net> wrote:
> On Sun, 2009-11-15 at 21:45 +0100, Lieven Govaerts wrote:
>> > Given our familiarity with it, I think it makes sense to stick with
>> > buildbot.  That said, I like Hudson and we have done some work
>> > recently so that our build and test can integrate nicely.  For
>> > example, Hudson can display the test results a lot more nicely and
>> it
>> > graphs things like the execution time that can help spot trends.  I
>> > personally prefer buildbots red/green model over Hudson's "weather
>> > report".
>> >
>> The execution time of tests is (somewhat) visible in Buildbot's
>> waterfall view, but I don't see that as a compelling feature. Are
>> there any specific features in Hudson that you'd want that are not in
>> Buildbot?
> We've the Hudson setup for Subversion build process.

Are the Collab.net Hudson reports visible somewhere?

> Hudson provides many reports that I'm not sure if buildbot provides:
> a) Test time trend report
> b) Plugin to check the python coding semantics using pylint
> c) Plugins for code coverage, Clover, Cobertura. I'm not sure if it has
> support for any code coverage tool for C/Python though

Clover and Cobertura can only be used for Java code, so that limits
their usefulness to JavaHL.

> d) ... and many more plugins that might be useful for this build process

In general, Buildbot can run any code analysis or coverage tool that
exists, as long as it can output a report that can be sent back to the
The lack of specific plugins might lead to lower quaility reports though.
> It is easier to manage jobs in Hudson while we have to create new builds
> for every new releases.

It's not clear to me what you mean by this. Are you referring to the
Collab.net certified builds?

> As Greg suggested, we should try both the build systems to leverage the
> benefits, until we decide upon anyone. I shall co-ordinate the setup for
> Hudson, if we decide to do so.

Well, I don't know Hudson well enough to see the added value of Hudson
over Buildbot, but if you're willing to do the work with ASF infra I
don't see a reason not to try it.


Received on 2009-11-16 12:04:21 CET

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