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From David Blevins <david.blev...@visi.com>
Subject Re: Giving back: gbuild.org
Date Thu, 27 Oct 2005 03:47:52 GMT
As I spelled Chariot wrong and everyone else got a URL with their  
company name here goes again....

  - Chariot Solutions (http://www.chariotsolutions.com)

Your website got a lot nicer looking than the last time I looked at it.

-David

On Oct 26, 2005, at 8:33 PM, David Blevins wrote:

> You beat me to it :)
>
> Big huge thanks to Charriot Solutions for deciding to offer up  
> three more boxes complete with hosting!  Very awesome!
>
> We've got them hostnames, but they still need more to be setup to  
> hook into the LDAP on stan.  Jeff has LDAP setup on stan so, we  
> getting close to tying all these guys together.
>
>
> -David
>
>
> On Oct 26, 2005, at 6:36 PM, Aaron Mulder wrote:
>
>
>> I've also contributed 3 machines to the fray:
>>
>> timmy.gbuild.org
>> jimmy.gbuild.org
>> chef.gbuild.org
>>
>> Timmy and Jimmy are dual AMD MPs with 1.5/2 GB RAM, while chef is a
>> dual Opteron with 4 GB RAM.
>>
>> One of the reasons David's looking for LDAP help is so all 7 machines
>> can share the same accounts and stuff -- though my machines are SuSE
>> 9.3 Pro while David/Dain's are Fedora, so there will be some minor
>> differences.
>>
>> Anyway, thanks to Chariot Solutions for providing hosting for GBuild:
>> East Coast Edition.
>>
>> Aaron
>>
>> On 10/26/05, David Blevins <david.blevins@visi.com> wrote:
>>
>>
>>> On Oct 26, 2005, at 2:11 AM, Barry van Someren wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>> Wow, awesome!
>>>> Thanks to all involved in bringing this new infrastructure.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>> A big "you're welcome" and a modest "no problem" followed by a  
>>> heart-
>>> felt "my pleasure" :)
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>> So are we going to have continious builds of Geronimo using this?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>> Yes, indeed.  Geronimo and the whole gang.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>> We use them over at where I work and they help a lot by constantly
>>>> reporting the results of changes made to the codebase during the  
>>>> day.
>>>> The builds are very fast too when looking at the start/end  
>>>> times :-)
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>> I've cobbled bash scripts over the last two years to do some of this
>>> kind of thing, but those were just band-aids, this is the real deal.
>>> I'm really really excited we have it.  Plenty of room for more fun
>>> things too!
>>>
>>> I highly encourage people to get involved in the Continuum project,
>>> which is a subproject of Apache Maven.  They are begging for some
>>> excited people to come over and join in the fun.  (http://
>>> maven.apache.org/continuum/index.html)
>>>
>>> I think it would be really cool to replace Continuum's internal  
>>> build
>>> queue with a distributed queue and be able to schedule builds to
>>> machines all over the network running different OSs on various
>>> processors and VMs.  I took a brief look and it doesn't actually  
>>> seem
>>> like it's that hard.
>>>
>>> -David
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>> Regards,
>>>>
>>>> Barry
>>>>
>>>> On 10/26/05, David Blevins <david.blevins@visi.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> Since testing/building is a really hard thing in Geronimo and the
>>>>> large community of projects surrounding it, Dain and I decided  
>>>>> it was
>>>>> time to take action and put our own $$ on the table to help.
>>>>> Projects like Geronimo, OpenEJB and ActiveMQ have provided us  
>>>>> with so
>>>>> much opportunity, we saw this as a way to give back on a very
>>>>> personal level.  We went out and purchased four servers on our own
>>>>> dime that we are dedicating to all the projects that comprise
>>>>> Geronimo.  The focus is on providing the large community of
>>>>> committers on the various projects the resources to test and build
>>>>> and keep the Geronimo ecosystem running.
>>>>>
>>>>> We hope these four machines will be the start of something bigger.
>>>>> When I close my eyes and think big, I see a large federation
>>>>> consisting of smaller groups of machines from individuals and
>>>>> companies sharing some common building/testing infrastructure,  
>>>>> open
>>>>> to and co-maintained by members of the community projects,  
>>>>> building
>>>>> all our code all the time and testing it on every variety of  
>>>>> OS, VM
>>>>> and Database imaginable....
>>>>>
>>>>> We're not there yet.  Baby steps.  To date I've written a lot of
>>>>> scripts to do builds, nightly tests with 6 MB emails that tick  
>>>>> people
>>>>> off, unstable builds, official releases, publish jars ... you name
>>>>> it.  Keeping that kind of stuff running a real trick.  Other  
>>>>> people
>>>>> have cobbled up some stuff for themselves as well.  For the  
>>>>> immediate
>>>>> time-frame, I hope that we can at least use these machines to keep
>>>>> our various projects built on a regular basis with jars published
>>>>> using tools we setup and maintain as a community.  We sure need  
>>>>> it,
>>>>> releases are too painful.
>>>>>
>>>>> With that said, meet the family:
>>>>>
>>>>>    stan.gbuild.org
>>>>>    kyle.gbuild.org
>>>>>    kenny.gbuild.org
>>>>>    cartman.build.org
>>>>>
>>>>> Stan and Kenny are mine, Kyle and Cartman are Dain's.  I picked  
>>>>> the
>>>>> domain cause it sounded fun and the machine names for the same
>>>>> reason.  All four boxes are Pentium Dual Core 830s (3.0GHz/2X1MB
>>>>> Cache, 800MHz FSB), with 2GB RAM and 80GB drives.  Accounts  
>>>>> available
>>>>> to committers of Geronimo, OpenEJB, ActiveMQ, ActiveIO and other
>>>>> Geronimo-related projects upon request.
>>>>>
>>>>> I've setup a Continuum install and have some of the projects  
>>>>> running
>>>>> in it now:
>>>>>
>>>>>     http://ci.gbuild.org/continuum/servlet/continuum
>>>>>
>>>>> Huge thanks are in order:
>>>>>
>>>>>     - Dain Sundstrom for not even flinching when the idea when  
>>>>> from
>>>>> "hey lets buy a box" to "hey let's buy four boxes."
>>>>>
>>>>>     - Simula Labs (http://www.simulalabs.com/) for donating  
>>>>> hosting
>>>>> for the four boxes.
>>>>>
>>>>>     - Mergere (http://www.mergere.com/) for helping me setup
>>>>> Continuum to run our builds.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Immediate needs:
>>>>>
>>>>>     - Some help setting up LDAP for user/group accounts across the
>>>>> four boxes.
>>>>>     - Help adding more projects to continuum
>>>>>     - Help converting existing projects in continuum to not be  
>>>>> "shell
>>>>> projects" in continuum's eyes.
>>>>>     - Help getting an unstable build script going again.
>>>>>     - Converting anything bash-like to jelly or something m2
>>>>> supported.
>>>>>     - More boxes?
>>>>>     - Anything you can think of....
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> -David
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>>
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