[squeak-dev] Re: Hudson build server

Yanni Chiu yanni at rogers.com
Thu Apr 8 14:26:06 UTC 2010

Alexander Lazarević wrote:
> Thanks for the pointer. Looks very sophisticated, but I'm not at all 
> familiar with Hudson.

I don't know much about it's internals either. I just use it, and don't 
have to maintain it. It happens to be written in Java, and can integrate 
with other programming languages. So it's a counter argument for 
Smalltalk being a island on its own.

> I use perl scripts to create testbeds, copy image/change files and 
> start/stop the testruns. Some Smalltalk scripts take care of getting the 
> results. These are directly piped into a postgresDB. Then I use queries 
> to create a report (or not).
> A nice side effect is, that I keep the updated images and can go easily 
> back in time. (Ok, I need to cleanup some time).

I had initially set the build server to keep the last N=10 builds. It 
actually keeps N builds, plus the last successful one, if none of the 
last N were successful. I reduced it to 5 builds to reduce disk space 
usage; also, I found old builds had little use.

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