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From "Gav..." <>
Subject Zone updated to Java 1.5
Date Sat, 13 Mar 2010 10:55:23 GMT
Hi all,

I've altered the zone setup to point to Java 1.5

I've also set the recipient to myself initially to see what if any failures
come in so I can sort them so as to avoid spamming the list during the


On another note, I see we still have our cronjobs set to 2 hourly.

One of them updates the trunk source every two odd hours.

The other three build our versions and run them every two even hours.

It was moved from 1 hour to two hours due to 

I would say that issue is solved now, especially with the recent svn

However, I have another solution that makes better sense imho.

We should go back to 'checking svn'; every hour for new commits, but ONLY do
an 'svn update' IF 
any commits have happened during that time. The same for the builds, why
keep rebuilding every
hour or two hours if the source hasn't changed ?

Take this January and February for example where only 1 commit in each month
took place.
During that time the zone would have done an svn update and rebuild three
sites approximately 
700 times in that period, 698 of them needlessly.

So, I propose that we instead do a script like this:

svn st -u | grep *

if [ $? = 0 ]; then

 svn up




We then change the cronjob to run the above script every hour instead, and
will do nothing if no commit has happened in that time. I've been running
this on Buildbot for a year now and works great.



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