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Re: [wtp-releng] Batch Build questions

David M Williams wrote:

1. In general, we use environment variables when something is used by other scripts besides ant. In some cases it might be because I wanted to use OS path mechanisms to have machine specific information found easily, while the invocation method (from CruiseControl) stays the same.

2. Not sure what you mean. You have to get at least the build script. that's step two in the document you reference. Everything else is checked out automatically. Oh, do you mean the JVMs and ANT in step 1? Sure, feel free to contribute. (Although, seems kind of hard to do it well, and IMHO there's more important things to improve). I suspect you mean something else that I'm not seeing.

3. This is a statement, not a question. :) And, as I've said before .. have at it. Contributions are always welcome. There are some "criteria and principles" that have to be met, so I suggest 1) small, incremental contributions at first, to learn the ropes and insure steady improvement without risking big breakages, and 2) some principles are spelled out in previous bugzilla entries, so be sure read them, such as ... none of which contradict what you say ... but, spells out a little more of the theory and requirements of our builds. I don't mean be discouraging. Tons of improvements are possible, some easy, some hard, there are bugzillas already open for many of them, and you are welcome to open others ... so hop right in! And feel free to ask questions, either here on wtp-releng, or in bugzillas you open.
Thanks, David. I do plan on getting this setup locally...Ideally so that only one command has to be run to get everything and so that it doesn't rely on OS specific settings for the information. This way anybody can run the build. The less platform or OS specific we can make the build, the easier to reproduce it on other systems.


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