[Dev] Buildbot

Andreas Grapentin andreas at grapentin.org
Mon Nov 6 17:11:48 GMT 2017

as for batch processing of jobs, we should probably take a look at
pcr/task-spooler. it's great and I've been using it for queueing builds
on my crunching box for a while.

by the way, I would personally discourage using text parsing on git
commits for triggering builds. it's prone to mistakes, and doesn't
follow the principle of least astonishment [1]. Would probably be better
to get a cli tool on the server to do it, or, if people prefer that, a
website or something.

Come to think of it, what might work would be having a git hook that
activates upon a pushed commit, scanning for updated pkgbuild files, and
rebuilding them, if a certain flag is set or something. But we'd better
document the hell out of this or it will come back and bite us in the

 [1] - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Principle_of_least_astonishment

On Mon, Nov 06, 2017 at 02:02:46PM -0300, Megver83 wrote:
> As we will have a build server soon, thanks to lukeshu for that, I was
> thinking on what features should the autobuilder have. I read about
> Buildbot which seems very interesting
> https://buildbot.net/
> I think that our autobuilder should compile when we specify it on the
> commit. E.g. when the commit begins like "updpkg: <repo>/<pkgbase>
> <version>" then compile it in the background, because if for any reason
> the packager disconnects from the SSH then the compilation would stop,
> but not if is in the background. That's one of the features I'm thinking
> about RN.
> -- 
> ~Megver83
> SIP: megver83 at sip.linphone.org
> XMPP: megver83 at jabjab.de
> Tox: megver83 at toxme.io
> GPG: 0x227CA7C556B2BA78
> GNUSocial: @megver82 at quitter.cl
> Diaspora*: megver83 at diasp.org
> Matrix: @Megver83:matrix.org

> _______________________________________________
> Dev mailing list
> Dev at lists.parabola.nu
> https://lists.parabola.nu/mailman/listinfo/dev


my GPG Public Key:                 https://files.grapentin.org/.gpg/public.key
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: signature.asc
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 488 bytes
Desc: not available
URL: <https://lists.parabola.nu/pipermail/dev/attachments/20171106/433bcff1/attachment.sig>

More information about the Dev mailing list