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From Kristian Waagan <Kristian.Waa...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: Getting ASF machine resources for Apache Derby
Date Wed, 10 Jun 2009 13:51:09 GMT
Rick Hillegas wrote:
> Hi Kristian,
> I have lost track of where this issue is. Are you happy with solution 
> (1) or do you still need a solaris zone on an Apache machine? If you 
> still need a zone, can you give me some justification--I think that I 
> will be asked why (1) isn't sufficient. It's ok to say "I don't know, 
> I'm running some experiments, I'll get back to you." I just want to 
> make sure that I'm not letting this issue fall through the cracks.

Hi Rick,

The reason I haven't replied yet, is that I don't know how well suited 
Hudson (or one of the other CI tools) is for building and publishing the 

If I get feedback on how the build/publish process of the manuals are 
carried out (specifically if it follows the process outlined on the 
Derby web page), I may be able to pursue solution (1).

I suggest you ignore my request for a separate Solaris zone for a little 
while. I just requested a Hudson account for Derby 

> Thanks,
> -Rick
> Rick Hillegas wrote:
>> There seem to be two proposals on the table:
>> 1) Conscript existing ASF build infrastructure for some of our 
>> automated builds (including the docs build): http://ci.apache.org/
>> 2) Request additional build resources for the db PMC: 
>> http://www.apache.org/dev/solaris-zones.html#establish
>> (1) seems to be very simple. Anyone can request an account and start 
>> migrating our automated builds. Is there some reason that (1) is not 
>> sufficient for our needs?
>> Thanks,
>> -Rick
>> Andrew McIntyre wrote:
>>> On Mon, Jun 8, 2009 at 8:54 AM, Kristian 
>>> Waagan<Kristian.Waagan@sun.com> wrote:
>>>>>> The first step would involve at least the following steps:
>>>>>> 1) Obtain a Solaris zone.
>>>>>> 2) Agree on who should have access to the zone (PMC chair will be

>>>>>> the
>>>>>> initial owner).
>>>>> I don't understand why the PMC chair needs to be so heavily 
>>>>> involved. I
>>>>> can promise you that this PMC chair will pass the responsibility 
>>>>> onto more
>>>>> knowledgeable people in a New York minute!
>>>> I think this is ASF policy, but I'll check if it has to be the PMC 
>>>> chair or
>>>> just a PMC member.
>>>> If the chair has to do anything, I expect it will only be 
>>>> formalities and
>>>> I'll help you out as much as I can.
>>> The PMC chair needs to request a zone from infrastructure:
>>> http://www.apache.org/dev/solaris-zones.html#establish
>>> Once that is done, the PMC chair becomes the root user of the zone and
>>> can then add other users.
>>> FYI, for builds, besides a zone there are now several options for
>>> continuous builds at Apache, see:
>>> http://ci.apache.org/
>>> I might have a little time to help with setup once the zone has been
>>> created. Let me know.
>>> Thanks,
>>> andrew

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