[mapserver-dev] important news item: Travis CI has changed its pricing model

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Mon Nov 2 07:21:29 PST 2020

Hi devs,

It's important to point out that as of today Travis CI has changed its 
pricing model, so that Open Source projects get a free block of 1000 
minutes of build time (only about 16 hours), and will have to re-apply 
to get further blocks of time.   Related blog: 

To give you an example, I bet I used about 10 hours of build time on 
MapServer last week myself, yikes.

This change also means a move from travis-ci.org to travis-ci.com for 
this, for example:

   - see our list of repositories at https://travis-ci.org/github/MapServer
   - see how none of our repositories are setup yet at 

I have started the process and now have 1000 minutes for my own account 
on .com but am looking at how to set this up for MapServer and all of 
our repositories.

The knee-jerk reaction to this will be "we need to move to Github 
Actions/workflows for builds right away", but I think we should examine 
and discuss all options together before any quick decisions are made for 
the MapServer 'organization' (Github's term referring to all of 
MapServer's repositories).

This may require a PSC meeting for this month to discuss the best way 
forward together (I was already thinking of calling one).


Jeff McKenna
MapServer Consulting and Training Services
co-founder of FOSS4G

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