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From Raphael Bircher <>
Subject Re: [BUILD]: current status about the build bots?
Date Thu, 26 Jan 2012 11:19:16 GMT
Am 26.01.12 08:53, schrieb Jürgen Schmidt:
> On 1/26/12 3:03 AM, Andrew Rist wrote:
>> On 1/25/2012 2:04 AM, Jürgen Schmidt wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I am not sure if I am the only one but I would like to know where we
>>> are with the build-bots on Windows, MacOS, Linux 32 bit, ??
>> We are waiting on infrastructure. There seems to be a hardware issue on
>> the Mac buildbot.
>> Otherwise we are waiting in the queue. There has been some work done on
>> the Windows buildbot.
>> In addition, I believe we have the 'recipe' for building each of the
>> platforms complete (and Solaris, too)
>> All of these have been requested, and acknowledged, although until
>> lately infra has been more focused on other AOO priorities.
>> Added note: Gavin has been out - he is the buildbot guru, and will
>> probably be the one working on it. Hopefully this is reasonably high on
>> the list of things to do.
> hopefully, but I would like to repeat again my offer for any kind of 
> help. Or maybe others are also interested to help.
As I know, help here is reserved for infrastructure commiters. As non 
Infrastructur commiter you can get accass to a VM, like our wiki VM or 
our Forum VM. But you will not get access to the Apache main 
infrastructure. So we can't realy help there.

Therefor I think, it's important to have same build mashine (who are 
able to do release build) outside ASF. I'm not sure if the ASF Buildbot 
is designed for release builds. Remember, the Mac Buildbot is down now 
for over a month. So it looks like build boots has not so a hight 
priority for aviability at the ASF. I don't know how this is handled by 
other projects. There is also a other problem. OOo has a realy complex 
build system. Smaller projects can maybe switch to a other mashine 
without problems. We cannot realy do this. Setup a new build box AND 
make good builds is a taff work at AOO.
>>> Would it be possible to provide any information where we are and if
>>> any help is necessary or appreciated.
>> Once the buildbots are in place, we can control the specifics of each
>> build fairly easily. I also have some ideas in this area, in terms of
>> varying the builds (and potentially creating a weekly dev snapshot
>> build) Also, note that this bots are part of a pretty big system of
>> automated bots, and that setting them up is more complex than just
>> standing up a vm with an OS image.
> I believe that the bot system is more complex and need some deeper 
> knowledge but if volunteers have the knowledge or are willing to 
> learn, it can be only of help for the infra structure people.
>>> I think it would be at least helpful to put some minimal information
>>> in our release overview plan [1]. But would be to have wiki page
>>> documenting the necessary information.
>> We can ping infra for this.
>>> At the moment it is more or less impossible to understand where we are
>>> and where help is necessary.
>> understandable.
>> Once we have the buildbots in place this will be more under our control.
> that's good to hear
> Juergen
>>> Juergen (with my hat of a release manager ;-) )
>> Andrew (wearing my buildbotter hat ;-))
>>> [1]

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