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From Louis Smith <dr.louis.sm...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Problems with Continuum making it useless
Date Fri, 01 Mar 2013 11:51:00 GMT
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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