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From Jacek Laskowski <jlaskow...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [jira] Created: (GERONIMO-304) Nightly build/test on Windows
Date Thu, 23 Sep 2004 07:26:31 GMT
David Blevins wrote:

> Anyway, if we can move all that over into any combination of
> cruisecontrol plugins/maven plugins/groovy, that would be ok with me.
> Would be incredible actually.

Well, let me add some to what you've just said, as I think it may be 
relevant ;)

To me, CruiseControl (CC for short) is just a software that at a given 
time checks a repository to see if there're new changes and invokes a 
script/build tool, afterwards (there's no limit on the number of the 
build tool execution, so if we do: maven, shell script, maven, ant it 
may be done either explicitly or via a shell script that will take care 
of it). Once the script/build invocation is done, CC merges the results 
into a nice-looking reports and can send it along to 
subscribers/developers and/or publish it online. The build artefacts may 
also be published.

There's a built-in support for Ant, Maven and a shell script.

Now, Geronimo has an bunch of scripts all of them invoked via Maven and 
it works and so will it in CC as CC invokes Maven the way people do. The 
advantage of using CC is the possibility to generate the reports without 
a human intervention.

> If you are interested in moving us that direction, I can send you the
> existing scripts/stylesheets.

I'd rather see Kristian to take care of "moving us that direction" as I 
don't have too much free time to work on it. However, I'm here and can 
help doing it, too.

Kristian, would that be ok for you?

> -David

Jacek



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