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From murali mohan <muralih...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Problems with Continuum making it useless (Dev only)
Date Fri, 01 Mar 2013 14:53:55 GMT
Created a new JIRA issue at http://jira.codehaus.org/browse/CONTINUUM-2704

I have done a little analysis and posted as comment. Please guide me on how
to proceed and I will try when I get time.

Thanks.


On Fri, Mar 1, 2013 at 11:51 AM, Louis Smith <dr.louis.smith@gmail.com>wrote:

> I have continuum installed at several clients - one of whom runs over 100
> java projects and 20 Oracle Forms projects with it.  We have upgraded to
> the 1.4.x release and have had nothing but success with it - so count me
> and my clients as "interested".
>
> Louis
>
>
> On Fri, Mar 1, 2013 at 5:52 AM, murali mohan <muralihere@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > As an immediate solution, I will have to look at other options, I guess.
> >
> > To solve these, I will try to help. But are people interested in this
> > project?
> >
> > -Murali
> >
> > On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 5:53 PM, Brent Atkinson <batkinson@apache.org
> > >wrote:
> >
> > > Hi Murali,
> > >
> > > I'm sorry that you're frustrated.
> > >
> > > I doubt I can address everything you're raising as I'm still a relative
> > > newbie in the code base, but I do know that there are a number of cases
> > > Continuum doesn't handle, at least without workarounds, in its current
> > > state. One of them is dependencies between builds and I wonder if this
> > > limitation is responsible for why the parallel builds work this way.
> > >
> > > To be perfectly honest, if you are looking for an immediate solution,
> > > Continuum may not be the best choice for you. However, if you're
> > interested
> > > in helping to address the issues, I will do what I can to help.
> > >
> > > Brent
> > >
> > > On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 4:21 AM, murali mohan <muralihere@gmail.com>
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > > Warning. This is a rant.
> > > >
> > > > -> Parallel builds in Continuum is an embarrassment. Reasons:
> > > >
> > > >    1. Different builds from the same project cannot be queued if one
> of
> > > >    them is already running. Why is this? It is not even the same
> build,
> > > it
> > > > is
> > > >    a separate buildsbut belonging to the same project. This is a
> block
> > > > since
> > > >    we are forced to time the scheduling perfectly so that the second
> > > build
> > > >    starts only after first build is done. Why?! Or we need to have
> > > separate
> > > >    project groups. Then why do we need projects?!
> > > >    2. Shell builds are not running in parallel in version 1.3.6
> (Don't
> > > know
> > > >    about other versions). Even after enabling parallel builds and
> > queues
> > > > and
> > > >    when maven builds run in parallel without any problem.
> > > >
> > > > It has become a very clever and unknown science now to run all the
> > builds
> > > > in parallel in continuum and to ensure that everything completes.
> > > >
> > > > -> There are thousand of builds and their history in our continuum
> > > setup. I
> > > > have set up purge configurations, but still the UI lists thousands
> and
> > > > takes a long time to load.
> > > >
> > > > -> For both the above, I have sent emails to support. One is recent,
> so
> > > > lets leave that, The deletion of builds - no help to complete it.
> Some
> > > > vague suggestions which never worked when I tried. There is some XML
> > RPC
> > > > tool to delete these old builds. I did spend a couple of days to run
> > it,
> > > it
> > > > doesn't!
> > > >
> > > > -> Yes, this is open source and we all should contribute. But I am
> > > someone
> > > > who has submitted patches before and willing to spend some time. But
> > > there
> > > > seems to be no people who are running this or being responsible.
> > > >
> > > > -> All in all, I have spent a lot of time on this software from the
> > time
> > > > when it had very minimal features. Sadly, I think it is a waste of
> time
> > > now
> > > > adjusting schedules and making it "somehow" run.
> > > >
> > > > -Murali.
> > > >
> > >
> >
>
>
>
> --
> Dr. Louis Smith, ThD
> Chief Technology Officer, Kyra InfoTech
> Engineer-in-Training, Veterans Memorial Railroad
>

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