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From Andrew Bayer <andrew.ba...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: CI building pull requests, like Buildhive
Date Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:10:58 GMT
Jake set up the hook, and I set up the build -
https://builds.apache.org/job/incubator-brooklyn-pull-requests/ -
lemme know how it works for and/or if you need any help!


On Fri, Sep 26, 2014 at 2:27 PM, Richard Downer <richard@apache.org> wrote:
> (Crossposting to dev@brooklyn)
> Fantastic Andrew, sounds like just what we want :-)
> Our repo is incubator-brooklyn, and the GitHub side[1] is done using
> Apache infra's GitHub mirroring - so the admin rights belong to the
> Apache infra user(s) rather than anybody in the Brooklyn PPMC.
> We already have the "master" branch built at [2], so I guess you will
> need to make a second job (cloned from it) for building PRs - please
> go ahead!
> Richard.
> [1]https://github.com/apache/incubator-brooklyn/
> [2]https://builds.apache.org/view/A-D/view/Brooklyn/
> On 26 September 2014 14:54, Andrew Bayer <andrew.bayer@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hey, I've been looking for a guinea pig for exactly this! =)
>> We've got the Jenkins Enterprise plugins on builds.apache.org, which
>> includes the CloudBees GitHub pull request builder plugin. That's basically
>> the same thing as on BuildHive, and is in my opinion far preferable to the
>> open source GitHub PR builder plugin, which requires push acces to the repo
>> and is extremely chatty. The one we've got installed just listens for pull
>> requests, builds them, and comments on the pull request with the result.
>> I'd love to help Brooklyn get a job in place on builds.apache.org using it
>> - I'll need to get someone with admin rights to the Apache GH repos to add
>> the relevant hook to the Brooklyn repo, but once that's done, we can get
>> this going with you right away.
>> A.
>> On Friday, September 26, 2014, Richard Downer <richard@apache.org> wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> Brooklyn (incubating) have been looking at the Buildhive[1] service
>>> and we are wondering if it is possible to integrate this service, or a
>>> similar one, into our Apache infrastructure. I've provided a short
>>> description below for those who are not familiar with it. We used to
>>> run this service prior to entering the incubator and we are missing
>>> it!
>>> We'd like to know if the Apache infrastructure supports anything like
>>> this - either Buildhive itself or a similar service.
>>> A search through the Apache archives reveals that jclouds is using
>>> Buildhive extensively, although I am aware that jclouds'
>>> infrastructure setup is somewhat atypical for an Apache/GitHub-style
>>> project. I could not find any other project referring to this tool in
>>> either the mail-archives or JIRA, so I am assuming that jclouds is the
>>> only user.
>>> As an alternative to the external Buildhive service, there is also a
>>> Jenkins plugin[2]. I haven't tried this myself so I don't know how
>>> effective it is, but it may be worth a trial if it's preferred to keep
>>> these kinds of services internal. A search of the archives did not
>>> confirm if any Apache project is using this, either.
>>> What is Apache's experiences with this kind of service?
>>> ============
>>> Buildhive is a service that uses GitHub hooks to detect when a pull
>>> request is issued. It causes the code in the PR to be sent to a
>>> Jenkins instance for a build; Buildhive will then post a comment on
>>> the PR to say if the build succeeded or not.
>>> This provides an early warning, both for the contributor and the
>>> committers, if a particular contribution is likely to break the build.
>>> As these kinds of services generally want to use GitHub hooks, which
>>> requires the repository organisation owner to install, it would need
>>> the infrastructure team's help to set it up.
>>> [1]https://buildhive.cloudbees.com/
>>> [2]
>>> https://wiki.jenkins-ci.org/display/JENKINS/GitHub+pull+request+builder+plugin
>>> Thanks,
>>> Richard.

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