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From "Ross Gardler (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (INFRA-12341) A Mac OS X buildbot
Date Wed, 17 Aug 2016 16:25:20 GMT

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Ross Gardler commented on INFRA-12341:

To clarify, I requested a formal request to *infra* with an escalation path to me if dissatisfied,
and to the board if further dissatisfied.

The request needs to show how the service will be used and maintained. I undertook to ensure
budget for hardware was available but as with all services infra need to be comfortable that
it will a) not create work for them as a one-off service b) will not be left unmaintained.
This issue does not address those items.

$750 is a relatively trivial budget. However, will the PMC actually use this service? See
comments above.

> A Mac OS X buildbot
> -------------------
>                 Key: INFRA-12341
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/INFRA-12341
>             Project: Infrastructure
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Buildbot
>            Reporter: Damjan Jovanovic
>            Assignee: David Nalley
> Apache OpenOffice needs a Mac OS X build slave set up for use with Buildbot.
> We support Mac as a platform for our users, yet none of our currently active committers
have Apple hardware to run tests, do builds, or make releases.
> The latest OpenOffice release, 4.1.2, has been downloaded 29 million times across 238
countries (as per Sourceforge) over 8 months since the release, with 7.8% of users (2.262
million) downloading the Mac version. It is easily Apache's most downloaded project, and one
affecting end users instead of other developers.
> Worst of all, a Mac is needed for building security hotfixes - not having a Mac will
negatively affect millions of users not only in terms of having less tested code, not having
nightly builds, and us struggling to make new releases, but also in terms of security updates!
> It shouldn't really matter what form this is provided in, eg. an old second-hand Mac
mini is fine.
> Glenn Adams from Apache XMLGraphics has also stated he would be interested in a Mac builder.
I am sure others could be found if we asked around.
> Ross Gardler (Ross.Gardler@microsoft.com) has stated a formal request be made to the
board via him.

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