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From Rahul Thakur <>
Subject Re: build scheduling issues
Date Wed, 08 Nov 2006 02:42:57 GMT

How about extending the notion of Schedule and allow the user to 
re-order builds in a schedule? In absence of any order, default to the 
order the Projects/ProjectGroups were added to the schedule.


Jesse McConnell wrote:
> I was reading through the DefaultContinuum.buildProjects( Schedule id
> ) method and after discussing some things with Emmanuel...I think we
> have a problem here.  When I went through and refactored things to
> support a more Project Group centric setup with continuum I changed
> this method a bit.
> Originally, this method would gather up all projects that would be
> triggered by that schedule, run them all through the project sorter
> and then build each in sequence.
> When I added the project groups to this mix, I changed things to be on
> a project group basis, so that on a project group by project group
> basis it would order the projects and build them.  At the time I
> thought this was the way to go...but maybe not.
> 17:14 <evenisse> we need to take all projects from all groups, sort them
> 17:15 <evenisse> if we don't have a cycle, it's ok and we build all
> 17:15 <evenisse> if it isn't ok, we sort project by group
> For example, if we loaded up a Plexus group and a Maven group...the
> way it currently is (with my change) it would process all triggered
> builds within one group and then process all triggered builds in the
> other group.   This would not take into account potential dependencies
> between the two.
> Does anyone have any thoughts on this?  I am inclined to fix it up so
> its like it used to be where all projects across all project groups
> are thrown into the graph....I keep feeling like I am missing
> something wrong with this, but I can't pin it down.
> One thing that perhaps Emmanuel could explain a bit more is the third
> comment there.  In our conversation on this he said that he thinks
> that the cycles are cropping up all the time, and if thats the case
> then we are building a lot of unordered builds which would account for
> some of the strange reports we have been getting.  Are you saying that
> if we detect the cycle we default back to the way I am doing it now?
> order within the groups...
> jesse

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