<quote who="Quanah Gibson-Mount">
--On Wednesday, April 11, 2007 12:18 AM +0100 Gavin Henry
> Dear All,
> I've mentioned this in passing to Howard and he was going to have a wee
> chat with the Samba guys at SambaXP about theirs:
> So I popped into #samba-technical and asked about setting the above up.
> Few guys asked what for, and Jeremy Allison (http://samba.org/~jra/
> Google, in case you didn't know ;-) ) asked me to ping him a serious
> funding proposal:
> So, can we put a serious one together and get a build farm!
What exactly do you have in mind when you say "build farm"? A set of
systems running different OSes to test builds (AIX, Solaris, HPUX, Linux
2.6, Windows, etc)?
build farm is designed to test the configuration, build,
install, and some runtime aspects of some projects hosted on samba.org
Look at the drop down at above, the list of OSes is pretty impressive.
Once we have a core infrastructure of select OSs of our choosing, we can
get users to add their machines like so:
The whole Samba build source, including the website front end is available
Companies that are interested in getting their hardware/OS supported will
more than likely sign up their machines too.
I imagine getting funding for a couple of boxs in a data center for 3
years, buying or renting 2-3 servers for build farm management
Then we can all chip in to manage it, or work out the cost of 1-2 days a
month/week to look after it by one of the companies/users involved in
OpenLDAP to maintain it.
I'll speak to the Samba guys later and get a feel for the maintainance
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