Build Brigade News

Sunday, August 17, 2008 21:31 - GNOME

More than two years ago, at GUADEC, the Build Brigade was born.

Vilanova Train Station

Vilanova i la Geltrú, June 24th 2006

And then there was a hot summer, many different projects, and bursts of activity (thanks Igalia!); recently John Carr became interested and the most important issue (excessive use of ports) was fixed. He also ported what different people at Igalia did. And finally I merged everything into JHBuild repository, came with my own changes and deployed the stuff on a test server.

Then I didn't even have to harass Pascal Terjan (of Mandriva fame, missing from Planet GNOME btw) and he promptly contributed a build slave.

GNOME Buildbot

Soon it will move to GNOME infrastructure, and development will continue, it will gain new exciting features and will hopefully help GNOME developers check their changes build everywhere, with the side effect of helping GNOME newcomers, as the platform gets its build problems nailed down and removed.

I was there at the beginning, it took a long time (and I am to blame) but I am really happy to thank all who contributed. The Build Brigade lives!

Get your server ready, we will soon need them as build slaves. And join the build brigade mailing list if you are interested.

Awesome!

Comment by Luis on August 18, 2008 16:50

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