[Incubator] CN and project scripts

Daniel Brookshier dbrookshier at collab.net
Tue Mar 21 13:04:35 EST 2006

Normally customers do this sort of thing on client and upload builds  
to the repository of files&docs.

CollabNet has never offered server side scripting for customers.  
Indeed it is an often requested feature. I have requested it myself.  
It is not a simple thing to implement at the scale of many of our  
sites and thus engineering is reluctant to take on the task at this  
time. Partially this is because of the nature of the sites beinging a  
large collection of rather unpredictable non-homogenous applications  
plus operating systems. Add the often unpredictable CPU requirements  
to guess that such services are difficult to package as a service.  
Services to do server side builds are in the works, but I am fairly  
sure these will be far enough in the future that I would not depend  
on them at this time. It will likely be a per-project service.

The closest thing we have for this is support for CruiseControl, with  
is rather simple. It is Java, but can be used to build other  
languages. We also have a few projects using Maven with some success.  
The jxta.org site is using maven for its platform build.

  I do not see a problem for the foundation to get servers for this  
purpose. Sun does this a little on some of their projects where they  
have servers for downloads and demo applications. The key is just  
adding a server as a resource to the foundation. This may be a great  
way to utilize existing resources from foundation members.

Daniel Brookshier
Community Manager
Office: 972-422-5261
Cell: 214-207-6614

On Mar 21, 2006, at 11:16 AM, Frank Warmerdam wrote:

> Daniel,
> Is there any support for projects to run scripts on the CN machines?
> In particular, I would like to run a script that generates web pages
> for my project using Doxygen.  But I would think this is a fairly
> common desire for specialized stuff, for instance preparing nightly
> CVS/SVN snapshots.
> I can get around this in my case by running the scripts on  
> www.gdal.org
> and "svn commiting" stuff, but I wonder how projects hosted only on CN
> normally handle this sort of thing.
> Best regards,
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