[ocaml-infra] Homebrew test-bot on kickstarter

Ashish Agarwal agarwal1975 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 5 02:21:08 GMT 2013

People have previously expressed interest in donating to OCaml projects but
there has been no way to do so. Perhaps OCaml Labs should put up one of its
projects on Kickstarter. If nothing else, it might be fun!

On Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 7:39 PM, Amir Chaudhry <amc79 at cam.ac.uk> wrote:

> Slightly off topic but I thought the following was interesting.
> http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/homebrew/brew-test-bot
> It's a kickstarter for the homebrew project [1] to set themselves up with
> some automated test/build equipment (i.e some Mac Minis with VMs).  It'll
> provide automated feedback to people who submit pull-requests, making the
> developers job a little easier.  Planning to launch it in April.
> The kickstarter opened today today and by the time you see this, will
> probably have (far) exceeded their goal.  Since I haven't seen any homebrew
> 'donate' buttons anywhere before this may release some pent up
> appreciation.  Crowd funding the machine pool is also an interesting idea.
> Amir
> [1] http://mxcl.github.com/homebrew/ (a package manager on the mac)
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