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From Tianqi Chen <>
Subject Re: Refactoring docker handling on CI and locally
Date Thu, 01 Mar 2018 22:29:01 GMT
Just to be clear, is this mainly about rewriting into python so
that it is more portable across platforms?


On Thu, Mar 1, 2018 at 2:11 PM, Marco de Abreu <
> wrote:

> Hello,
> we have identified issues with the way CI handles docker containers and
> thus started a rewrite of this component.
> Besides problems that limit the maintainability of our CI system, the
> current solution is not extensible in terms of other operating systems
> running inside the container. But more importantly, developers are not able
> to reproduce CI issues locally on their computer. We would like to give
> every developer the chance to reproduce problems locally without going
> through an iterative trial & error process assisted by our CI system. I
> will follow up with more documentation at a later point in stage.
> This project will change the structure of our dockerfiles, remove a lot of
> code from the Jenkinsfile, centralize the configuration and behaviour as
> well as clean up some files. Please expect some merge conflicts after this
> PR has been shipped. Right now we're in the process of migrating all jobs
> to the new layout; you can track the progress at
> Please don't hesitate to reach out to me in case of any questions.
> Best regards,
> Marco

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