[ocaml-infra] Staging Build and Deployment of ocaml.org

Anil Madhavapeddy anil at recoil.org
Mon Mar 17 14:47:02 GMT 2014

On 17 Mar 2014, at 14:19, Ashish Agarwal <agarwal1975 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Mar 17, 2014 at 7:49 AM, David Sheets <sheets at alum.mit.edu> wrote:
> Specifically, I'd like to see:
> 1. Generated assets and build logs publicly accessible
> 2. Build environment specification (e.g. "this stock Ubuntu image").
> 3. History
> All of these could be obtained with a single server. Can you explain the benefits of splitting into a build server and static server. I'm just wondering why the extra work would be worth it.

Because the set of people that need to build ocaml.org is higher than the set of deployment services we need to support.  Separating them would let us triage ocaml.org build failures (e.g. the obscure awk issue, or the sorts of problem that Michel or Jacques had as first time contributors), from errors in the deployment system (due to some Git infrastructure or whatever going down).

We currently implicitly support quite a few build environments (e.g. MacOS X in addition to Ubuntu), so gradually adding more CI to ensure all this stays working means less work for us in the long term.  Note that this isn't specifically an ocaml.org issue -- any such CI could also help OPAM package testing expand out beyond Ubuntu x86_64.


-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.ocaml.org/pipermail/infrastructure/attachments/20140317/1d4d1481/attachment.html>

More information about the Infrastructure mailing list