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From Paul Davis <>
Subject Re: Continuous integration services at apache - COUCHDB-94
Date Wed, 16 Sep 2009 13:44:22 GMT

Thanks for rounding this up. That's pretty much the conclusion I cam
to but in quite a bit more concise form.

A while ago I put in a ticket for infra@ to start a build bot
instance. Gavin McDonald has been taking care of build-bot requests
and has said that he'll set that up for us.

Paul Davis

On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 4:25 AM, Kevin Jackson <> wrote:
> Hi,
> I've had a look into the options available at apache for setting up ci
> for couch.
> contains 4 options:
> * Gump
> * Buildbot
> * Hudson
> * Continuum
> 1 - Gump is more about continually integrating projects together.  It
> takes the head of each repository and attempts to build them. As many
> apache projects rely on each other (think apache commons, log4j etc),
> this system highlights project integration problems.  It's not really
> a single project continuous integration tool. Written in Python.
> 2 - Buildbot is installed on 2 servers.  It was setup by Yahoo! to
> help support hadoop (I guess).  Don't know much about it as it's
> fairly new.  Written in Python.
> 3 - Hudson was developed by Sun and is very Java-centric.  I guess
> many Java developers in Apache-land have experience of Hudson (I have
> set it up at work to build in house projects).
> Relies on a servlet container, Java5 etc.  Can build from Ant, Maven2
> or custom shell scripts.  Lots of plugins available (will integrate
> with Git, I've set this up too).  To get test results into Hudson they
> can be converted
> To setup a project on the apache Hudson server you need to get an
> account -  I would do this and
> start setup, but it has to be a member of the project's PMC which
> requests the access.
> 4 - Continuum is an apache project.  I don't know much about it, but
> it seems at first glance to be very Java/Maven centric (I believe that
> it originated at codehaus along with maven).
> To build/run tests for couch, the minimum requirements are all the
> dependencies (correct version of Erlang, ICU, automake, curl etc), a
> single shell script entry point which
> bootstraps/configures/makes/installs/tests
> To install dependencies, I think will need some
> involvement as I'm not sure which platforms hudson is currently
> running on (Gump is on both Ubuntu 8.10 & Solaris for example).
> Thanks,
> Kev

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