[Numpy-discussion] Buildbot/continuous integration (was Re: Issue Tracking)

Ognen Duzlevski ognen@enthought....
Thu Feb 16 18:11:31 CST 2012

On Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 6:07 PM, Thomas Kluyver <takowl@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 16 February 2012 23:52, Chris Ball <ceball@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm aware that several projects in the scientific/numeric
>> Python ecosystem use Jenkins (including Cython, IPython, and SymPy),
>> often using a hosted Jenkins solution such as Shining Panda. A difficult
>> part of running a Buildbot service is finding hardware for the slaves
>> and keeping them alive, so a hosted solution sounds wonderful (assuming
>> hosted solutions offer an adequate range of operating systems etc).
> We're using ShiningPanda's hosted CI for IPython:
> https://jenkins.shiningpanda.com/ipython/
> It has a number of things going for it - not least that the basic
> service is free for FLOSS - but, to misquote, you can have any OS you
> like, so long as it's Debian 6. I get the feeling that they're still
> developing things, so maybe there will be more options in the future,
> but that's the state now.
> You may notice an ipython-mac job in the list - one of our
> contributors kindly set up his Mac to run the test suite overnight,
> and we have ShiningPanda download the zipped results. It's a neat
> trick, but it's not really a solution if you're testing many OS
> flavours.

You may also set up a few (free) EC2 instances on Amazon, some with
Linux and some with Windows Server 2008 and install your own Jenkins
CI solution on them. Unfortunately, OS X is not offered on Amazon

Many ways to skin a cat.. ;-)


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