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From "Alan D. Cabrera" <>
Subject Re: gbuild: dream to reality
Date Wed, 23 Nov 2005 17:28:51 GMT
David Blevins wrote, On 11/22/2005 2:44 AM:

> On Oct 26, 2005, at 2:01 AM, David Blevins wrote:
>> 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....
> I'm happy to say...I so nailed this.  We've got it, it works, it  
> rocks.  It's running right now!
> For those who haven't been following the gbuild commit logs over the  
> last two weeks, I've taken Continuum, ActiveMQ, and a whole lot of  
> long nights and days and created a system that can push continuum  
> builds onto a jms queue (activemq) where they are picked up by GBuild  
> Agents (slimmed and extended version of continuum) running in the  
> gbuild network. The results are then pushed onto a topic where they  
> are aggregated by another agent in the gbuild network.  Putting more  
> work on the queue is as easy as dropping a properties file in a  
> directory.
> At the moment, have the following machines chugging away on a mix of  
> tck and other work:
>  -
>  -
>  -
>  -
> Going to get the Chariot Solutions boxes,  
>, and running tomorrow.
> A really cool aspect of this is that we can throw more machines at it  
> in the middle of a run.  It's just jms queue/consumer underneath so  
> new consumers can be added at anytime!  The whole thing is also  
> really extendible and not specific to tck testing, so we could work  
> in performance testing and whip up results agents to analyze the  
> performance data.  Sky is the limit!
> Off to get some sleep finally... Will send more technical information  
> tomorrow.  Just wanted to give everyone the good news.
> Thanks again to everyone (Simula, Mergere, Chariot, Dain) for  
> donating hosting, boxes, and manpower to get GBuild going.  Can't  
> wait to get the AMD boxes in the mix too.  I'm really excited about  
> all this and can't imagine it going any better.

This just rocks!


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