[darcs-users] request for fast build slaves (unit tests)

Eric Kow kowey at darcs.net
Sat Mar 28 14:26:59 UTC 2009

Dear darcs build slave owners (and other darcs users).

Please let me know if you would be willing to run the slow unit
tests on your build slaves.  This should be for folks with the
faster build slaves or with machines that don't really get all
that much use otherwise.

Also: we would need a volunteer to add a special flag to the
build master for slaves that can run these unit tests.  Any
takers?  It involves a very small amount of Python hacking.

To get started, just darcs get

Note the copy-and-paste quickstart README in

I have created http://bugs.darcs.net/issue1407 for
this purpose.



PS. Sorry if I sound like a broken record on the quickstart.  I just
want to make sure we smash through any resistance to working on the
buildbot config.

On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 05:15:46 +0900, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
> Eric Kow writes:
>  > On Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 11:29:18 +0900, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
>  > >  > It's because nobody ever runs them because they take so damn long.
>  > > 
>  > > Isn't that what buildbots are for?
>  > 
>  > I think we can live with the functional tests taking minutes and being
>  > buildbotted,
> So have a separate buildbot or six dedicated to running the unit
> tests, on one of the major platforms.  Mark them specially in the
> waterfall display.

Eric Kow <http://www.nltg.brighton.ac.uk/home/Eric.Kow>
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