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From Wendy Smoak <>
Subject Re: Associating projects with distributed build agents
Date Thu, 29 Jan 2009 00:08:39 GMT
The more I think about this in light of the other discussion about the
problem of figuring out whether or not there have been scm changes
(because the last-used scm checkout might be anywhere) I'm leaning

1. associate a build environment with a single build agent [1]
2. get parallel builds working on the build agent (CONTINUUM-2045)

It's the effect of concurrent builds that I'm attached to, not
necessarily selecting an agent at build time.  That is, I'd love to
see permission- and capability-based selection of agents at some
point, but I can live with something less than that for the moment.

What do you think?

[1] I still need to make sure only an admin controls which projects
build on which agents...


On Mon, Jan 19, 2009 at 3:43 PM, Christian Edward Gruber
<> wrote:
> I think the "magic" can be made visible, in that if it is criteria based,
> the server can display those agents which would apply to the current
> criteria, so that a user can see the implications of his selection.  Since
> the display will be the same logic as the criteria selection (it's really
> just straight set theory) then the user is not going to be surprised.
> Christian
> On 19-Jan-09, at 02:44 , Brett Porter wrote:
>> +1
>> I think selection needs to be a combination of capability, permission and
>> availability. I would mostly prefer the user is in full control of selecting
>> these rather than having too much magic (automated selection might be a nice
>> feature, but the basic starting point should be a fully configured system).

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