marlowsd at gmail.com
Mon Jul 4 11:58:04 UTC 2016
If parallel tests now work on Windows, could it be enabled by default?
On 4 July 2016 at 12:48, Phyx <lonetiger at gmail.com> wrote:
> I can build and validate in about an hour myself using 9 jobs on a core
> i7. If I revert the change in the testsuite preventing parallel runs for
> On Mon, Jul 4, 2016, 12:26 Ben Gamari <ben at well-typed.com> wrote:
>> "Boespflug, Mathieu" <m at tweag.io> writes:
>> > On 4 July 2016 at 12:36, Ben Gamari <ben at well-typed.com> wrote:
>> >> Simon Marlow <marlowsd at gmail.com> writes:
>> >>> I will fix it, sorry about this. Unfortunately I can't really add a
>> >>> Windows validate into my workflow because it would mean rebooting my
>> >>> into Windows and not doing anything else for several hours. We need
>> >>> CI support for Windows - Ben/Austin any thoughts on this?
>> >> I agree; this would be great. I have a Windows machine which I'd be
>> >> happy setup as a builder although I'm afraid it's behind NAT, so
>> >> integration with Harbormaster may require some tunneling.
>> > Just a suggestion - the easiest and most reliable would probably be to
>> > simply use Appveyor for this. They offer a hosted and fully managed CI
>> > service very similar to Travis CI - only difference being it runs
>> > tests on Windows boxes. And just like Travis CI, it's free!
>> > The advantage of a hosted CI service is that no one except Appveyor
>> > need to worry about keeping the build bot highly available.
>> > Only downside is their machines in the free tier can be a bit slow.
>> > But that's a problem that can be iterated on as the need arises.
>> I've noticed that several of the core libraries rely on Appveyor with
>> good results. However, I had assumed that GHC would exceed the maximum
>> build time of their free tier since the build takes a few hours on my
>> Windows box. It seems that Appveyor has a one-hour build duration limit,
>> similar to Travis.
>> - Ben
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