[PD] nightly builds going away for now

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at at.or.at
Mon Aug 27 18:42:12 CEST 2012

On 08/25/2012 02:21 PM, András Murányi wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 24, 2012 at 10:05 PM, Hans-Christoph Steiner <hans at at.or.at>wrote:
>> On 08/24/2012 03:27 PM, András Murányi wrote:
>>> On Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 7:09 PM, Hans-Christoph Steiner <hans at at.or.at
>>> wrote:
>>>>  On 08/21/2012 07:56 AM, Max wrote:
>>>> I just talked to the administration and we can get a dedicated server
>> with vm ware for different distros and a disk space of ~50 gb. plus a apple
>> ppc machine. the guys from the hackerspace maschinenraum offered their help
>> to install.
>>>> m.
>>>> That's a great offer!  I think we really need to think about how to make
>>>> this decentralized, or at the very least take it out of my hands.
>>>> For sure, the ubuntu boxes that I was running are gone for good, so they
>>>> could set up some Ubuntu 32-bit and 64-bit instances.  I find that
>> about 9
>>>> gigs is the smallest useful system.
>>>> .hc
>>> Max's (institution's) offer is great. If the disk space is ~50GB, then,
>>> according to HC, we can set up ~5 different systems. That's not bad, it
>> can
>>> even be totally enough - other systems would be Mac/PPC anyway. If,
>>> however, you think the space is too tight, is it possible to throw in
>>> another HDD? They are cheap and I could take care of setting up some kind
>>> of Paypal-donations stuff on puredata.info in order to collect the
>> money.
>>> Re decentralization: i was thinking about using the VM server (plus the
>>> other/private boxes) for slaves only, and setting up a master in the
>> cloud.
>>> There are free Jenkins services out there, I'm just not sure if 1.) you
>>> like the idea 2.) those free services can be used for master only.
>>> Additionally, I was thinking about storing the resulting builds on
>> another
>>> cloud service, but that may not be necessary with the ~5GB available
>> with a
>>> free Jenkins service.
>>> Opinions welcome!
>>> PS I too a look at Gitian and I had the impression that it has the main
>>> emphasis on security enforcement whilst usability/features are somewhat
>>> lagging behind at the moment. So for now, I suggest that we go with
>>> Jenkins, and try to reinforce authenticity by the means of the master.
>>> András
>> did you mean to CC the list?
>> One thing to consider is that with a bit more work, we can build
>> Pd-extended for lots of Ubuntu platforms using launchpad.
>> .hc
> Yes i meant ccing to the list, sorry!
> Launchpad builds from xyz-dev.deb packages, do I remember it right?
> András

Launchpad builds packages using the full Ubuntu process.  If we made a
pd-extended package, then we can build it for many Ubuntu release, both
i386 and amd64, using the Launchpad servers.


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