[arch-general] Question about automated builder
fauno at kiwwwi.com.ar
Wed Feb 16 14:54:18 EST 2011
El 27/01/11 10:36, Thomas S Hatch dijo:
> I have mentioned this subject before on aur-general, but I wanted to open a
> discussion about it in the broader community.
> I have spent a great deal of my career working with Red Hat Linux, as have
> many in the professional Linux world, and there is one project that is
> amazingly useful for the Red Hat world, and that is Koji.
> You can take a look at the web interface for koji here:
> Basically, koji acts as a continuous build server for the fedora project's
> rpms. it has a number of benefits, one is that all of the building is done
> in a controlled environment, so we have a %100 assurance that the packages
> makedepends are correct, and and the packages are all built inside of clean
> Koji also allows for very simple mass-rebuilds of packages, since all anyone
> needs to do it increment the release number and koji can pick up the change
> and build the package.
> I have been passively working on a similar project called quarters, but I
> must admit that my motivation is somewhat low not knowing if the project is
> in demand. So here is my question, do we think that something like this
> would be a benefit to Arch? Is this the type of project that should merit my
> Also, if we do think that this would be a good thing to have for Arch, I
> would like feedback on what types of features the system would have and how
> it would behave. Right now I am following the idea of supporting a
> distributed build system so that we can have any number of build servers in
> the fray working away to produce Arch packages for us. I am also attempting
> to build it in such a way that a database is not required and that the
> interface would be amazingly simple (this is Arch after all). This would
> mean that by mearly checking into svn a package would be built, and then an
> interface would pop up for the right people to sign it off, and once it has
> been signed off it would move over.
> Or at least that is the basic idea I am running on. The code has not come
> very far, but if the Arch community and developers think that this is a good
> idea then please let me know, my motivation should soar and I will make Arch
> a super continuous package build system!
> -Thomas S Hatch
Hi, is there any progress on this? :)
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