[PD] Continuous Integration for Externals
IOhannes m zmoelnig
zmoelnig at iem.at
Tue Nov 29 10:09:36 CET 2016
On 2016-11-29 01:09, Dan Wilcox wrote:
>> On Nov 29, 2016, at 12:46 AM, pd-list-request at lists.iem.at wrote:
>> Obiously, I would like to set up a Mac build machine as well. What do I
>> need to install on a clean system via command line?
> Install the build system via:
> xcode-select —install
just in case this is not obvious:
travis-ci already features OSX builders, and being a continuous
integration system, these builders already come with a compiler.
so - in the case of travis-ci - there is no need to manually install xcode.
> If you need libraries, I’d recommend using Homebrew: http://brew.sh
i'd second that, but bear in mind that in this means that you will
actually *build* the libraries (most of the times).
in a CI (like travis-ci) this can lead to timeout problems: whenever a
build is triggered, it starts from a pristine image. so all the
dependencies need to be rebuilt, whenever a build of the main
application(/library/external) is triggered.
with a complex system (like Gem), i keep getting failed builds, because
building the dependencies leaves little time to actually build Gem.
however, you could download arbitrary (prebuilt) binaries, rather than
build everything from scratch.
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