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From Joe Schaefer <>
Subject Re: Build machines: external or colocated?
Date Sat, 04 Jun 2011 14:37:03 GMT
Most of Apache Infrastructure is based on shared resources, and our build
environments are no exception.   We currently provide both jenkins and buildbot
based build systems, and the slaves naturally run jobs for several projects.

We provide access to Solaris, Linux, FreeBSD, OSX, and a few flavors of Windows.

With OO I could see a situation where having dedicated resources for some/all
of the OS's would make sense.  The ASF doesn't generally accept targetted 
and Infrastructure is long past the days of relying on hardware donations to
survive.  We currently have a few machines in the queue that we might be able
to purpose as OO build slaves, but if we need more I'm sure the board won't mind
approving a budget increase for us to do so.

In short, just tell us what you think you need resource-wise, and we'll work
with you to sort out the details.  The Infrastructure Team is reachable at
infrastructure@a.o, but I'm considering mentoring this podling to help bridge
any gaps.


----- Original Message ----
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> Sent: Sat, June 4, 2011 9:42:54 AM
> Subject: Build machines: external or colocated?
> I've heard some valid concerns about hardware resources needed to build 
> OpenOffice.  Since I just happen to know a company that is in the  hardware 
> business, I might be able to get them to help out in this  department.  But 
> I wanted to first check on what the possibilities are  on the Apache side. 
> In particular, does Apache have some way to accept  hardware donations and 
> have them co-located in your data center, with Apache  taking care of 
> physical infrastructure, back ups, bandwidth, etc.  Is  that possible at 
> all?  Or should I be looking at some way these build  machines could be 
> hosted externally?  How is this ordinarily done at  Apache?
> Regards,
> -Rob
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