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From Hiram Chirino <>
Subject Re: gbuild: dream to reality
Date Wed, 23 Nov 2005 20:28:24 GMT
Who hoo! go David go!

Great job.


On Nov 22, 2005, at 5:44 AM, David Blevins wrote:

> 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.
> -David

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