[arch-general] Question about automated builder

C Anthony Risinger anthony at extof.me
Thu Jan 27 14:57:35 EST 2011

On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 1:48 PM, Thomas S Hatch <thatch45 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Awesome, I actually have a few servers I will use, and since it will be
> distributed, we will be able to use a lot of servers as builders all
> reporting to a single master.

why all the distributed goodness, then a crippling single master?  it
would not be much more difficult to use 1-to-1 queues-to-server.
nodes that fill up return a redirect, or denial.  a simple DNS scheme
can facilitate auto-discovery... nodes register for an ID under the
domain, any simply move down the list.  TXT records can provide the
lists of root nodes if you really want.  with more work, this can be
made to work through NAT, a la p2-esque, but that's more ambitious.

> As for the web end, I was thinking of having the web frontend just act as a
> notification area about the queue and the builds, so people could check on
> build stats and download experimental pkgs etc. Then the queue would be
> managed via the scms.

no way man, go big or go home!  web interface is full out AUR replacement.

C Anthony

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