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Re: Funding proposal for OpenLDAP Build Farm

Volker Lendecke wrote:
On Tue, Apr 10, 2007 at 07:17:01PM -0700, Quanah Gibson-Mount wrote:
So, can we put a serious one together and get a build farm!
What exactly do you have in mind when you say "build farm"? A set of systems running different OSes to test builds (AIX, Solaris, HPUX, Linux 2.6, Windows, etc)?

In the hope this is not again an abuse of the list: If you take a look at http://build.samba.org/ the hosts listed there regularly download the latest sources for several projects, compile them and run tests on them. The connectivity requirements for the hosts are very minimal: They only need to be able to rsync out. This has helped us (the Samba Team) big ways for portability, because many volunteers can donate free cycles.

This is unquestionably a great idea, one that we need to pursue, and one that I plan to chat with you Samba guys about in more detail soon. Some of the ideas we've been planning (self-tuning adaptive caching, etc.) require platform-specific knowledge at runtime and it's only going to fly if we can test adequately on a wide range of platforms.

  -- Howard Chu
  Chief Architect, Symas Corp.  http://www.symas.com
  Director, Highland Sun        http://highlandsun.com/hyc/
  Chief Architect, OpenLDAP     http://www.openldap.org/project/