[arch-general] Question about automated builder

Magnus Therning magnus at therning.org
Thu Feb 17 06:13:43 EST 2011

On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 06:25, Thomas S Hatch <thatch45 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Heh, I like OCaml, but I chose Python for a few reasons, one was so that
> more people could hack on it, I want it to be very modular, so for instance
> it will be possible to make a variety of modules to watch different SCM
> managers, and it wil be possible to write builder daemons in any language.
> This will make it easy for me to port the system to a faster language if we
> see the need.
> Also, python's libs are much more mature, and while I like OCaml a lot, I
> have written hundreds of thousands of lines of production python, and far
> less OCaml.
> I have a few mechanisms to make for package feeding, so for instance, it
> will watch scm repos for changes and build PKGBUILDs found therein, but I
> also plan to make an interface that can be used to just feed it source
> packages. So I will ask for some people to send it source packages to test
> once I get it going.
> Also, I will be asking people to try and break it with PKGBUILDS as well, to
> see if PKGBUILDS can be made that can break out of the build root etc.

All very good reasons indeed :-)


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