[opam-devel] Travis is broken

Peter Zotov whitequark at whitequark.org
Fri Oct 31 10:06:55 GMT 2014

On 2014-10-30 15:25, Anil Madhavapeddy wrote:
> On 29 Oct 2014, at 22:00, Peter Zotov <whitequark at whitequark.org> 
> wrote:
>> Buildbot works.
>> Overall, I think that the buildscript itself definitely should be 
>> rewritten
>> in OCaml and handle all the OCaml-specific details. However, rewriting
>> the web UI, buildmaster/buildslave communication and so on is a waste 
>> of
>> time. There is no practical benefit gained from doing so, and the 
>> result
>> will be certainly inferior even to Buildbot, which is not perfect, but
>> has had much more time to get polished than any homegrown solution.
> Agreed... certainly for the first cut.  As long as we can get the data
> out in a way that's easy to manipulate then that's fine.  How about we
> start to get familiar with buildbot by provisioning a Rackspace VM for 
> it
> and running it on a fork of opam-repository (so that all the commenting
> noise doesn't drown out the main repo while we're experimenting).

Sure! Please set up the VM.

Do you intend use some configuration management tool? I've just 
it manually (and updated two files in /etc/default).

Peter Zotov

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