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From Donal Lafferty <>
Subject RE: [PROPOSAL] Using continuous integration to maintain our code quality...
Date Wed, 07 May 2014 09:20:22 GMT
How about some gamification? :)

Continuous integration allows devs to gage whether they're coding too fast for quality conditions.
 Can we introduce a penalty points system to get them to slow down?

E.g. 3 pts / offence, mandatory 3rd party code reviewers after 15 over two releases cycles?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alex Huang []
> Sent: 07 May 2014 01:04
> To:
> Subject: [PROPOSAL] Using continuous integration to maintain our code
> quality...
> Hi All,
> This is something I brought up a long time ago but really didn't have the
> resources to get it all up and running until now.  Throughout the past year,
> Edison, Prasanna, Amogh, Bharat, Koushik, Talluri, and others have been
> chipping away at it.  At this point, we finally pull together a continuous
> integration setup that we can use to make sure that CloudStack master and
> the currently release branch are always stable.  This is getting pretty close to
> be completed and we like to share it with the community in hopes that we
> can reduce/eliminate that problems we've seen with our recent releases.
> Currently, the physical hardware are hosted by Citrix but we'll be more than
> willing to donate the work to infra when that's all settled.
> This does require effort from the community to make a change in their
> development process.  These steps are detailed at [1].  I like to get feedback
> on what everyone think about this.
> What have we done:
>   - We replaced a large selection of the BVT tests to run with the simulator
> instead of actual hardware.  This shortens the duration of each BVT run.
> Today, a BVT that runs tests for XenServer and KVM completes in 30-40
> minutes.
>   - We will run the new BVT on master and the current release branch on a
> continuous basis.
>   - Developers can use Jenkins to ask BVT to be run on their branch so they
> can know it won't break the continuous integration before they merge to
> master and the current release branch.
> Please have a read and let me know what you think.
> --Alex
> [1]
> rocess

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