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From Mark John Kennedy Magallanes <>
Subject Re: proposal to add platform field in the model used for build agents for continuum master
Date Wed, 08 Dec 2010 12:56:11 GMT
hi brett,

Thanks for the suggestion sir brett, With that you mean the build agent would have a web service
to know its OS name so that when a build agent is added it would try to connect to
it's web service to know it's operating system. In addition I think it we could already get
enabled state too so the user will no longer have tell weather its enabled or not.

if you have more suggestions please don't hesitate.


Mark Magallanes

----- Original Message -----
From: "Brett Porter" <>
Sent: Wednesday, December 8, 2010 8:07:49 PM
Subject: Re: proposal to add platform field in the model used for build agents for continuum

I think it's a good direction for the build agent to be specifying more of its own information
rather than the master trying to tell it who it is.

However, I'd go with deriving the data rather than asking the user to specify it - otherwise
you could get small inconsistencies creep in. In the utils libraries there is an Os class
that can send back the full OS name, or just the family. These might help the master make
decisions on how to group them without putting any burden on the agent to decide / configure

- Brett

On 07/12/2010, at 4:45 PM, Mark John Kennedy Magallanes wrote:

> hi all,
> I'm proposing to add a String field to the BuildAgentConfiguration model used in by the
> master to save build agents. Right now BuildAgentConfiguration has the following fields
String url,
> String description, boolean enabled, I'm suggesting to add another field String platform
so that
> the continuum master could keep track of the platform of the registered build agents
in the continuum
> master. This will in a way lessen the task when you want to know the available platforms
of the build
> agents registered in the continuum master since it will also be recorded in the continuum.xml
> than reading each registered build agents to know it's platform.
> any feedback to my proposal? or any other suggestions?
> Thanks,
> Mark Magallanes

Brett Porter

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