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From Niall Pemberton <>
Subject Re: Build machines: external or colocated?
Date Sat, 04 Jun 2011 14:57:25 GMT
On Sat, Jun 4, 2011 at 3:37 PM, Joe Schaefer <> wrote:
> 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
> donations
> 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.

I think it would be invaluable to OO for you to be a mentor, so I hope you do.


> ----- Original Message ----
>> From: "" <>
>> To:
>> 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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