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Re: [Monotone-devel] No windows buildbot?

From: Nathaniel Smith
Subject: Re: [Monotone-devel] No windows buildbot?
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2007 08:43:54 -0700
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Mon, Sep 24, 2007 at 06:32:41AM -0400, Stephen Leake wrote:
> Nathaniel Smith <address@hidden> writes:
> > I just noticed that we seem to have only one win32 buildslave at the
> > moment, and it's building with VS2005 -- which is cool, but VS support
> > is broken and we have never used it for actual releases in any case.
> > So at the moment we have.. no automated testing on win32, and this is
> > the platform that is most likely to get accidentally broken and also
> > the one where such breakage is most likely to slip by us all
> > unnoticed.
> Right.
> How is the Windows release built?


> > I don't have any windows in the house, unfortunately, so I can't
> > exactly help directly, but it seems like this would be a good thing to
> > fix?  If we don't have testing, there's no way to guarantee that the
> > next release of monotone will work on windows at all, and I suspect
> > some people on this list would find that problematic :-).
> Yes, I would.
> I do try to run the testsuite often on my own machine, but that's not
> the same as a buildbot.

Nope... a buildbot is much less effort for you :-).

> I have a machine that I'm intending to set up a Windows MinGW buildbot
> on. 
> I've been waiting for better buildbot install instructions to show up,
> and for time to spend on it. The most recent set of emails about
> setting up buildbots was discouraging.

The details of getting buildbot working on win32 is also something I'm
not an expert on, unfortunately, but since we seem to have a working
vs2005 buildbot already I'm sure someone around here knows how to do
it :-).

-- Nathaniel

Details are all that matters; God dwells there, and you never get to
see Him if you don't struggle to get them right. -- Stephen Jay Gould

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