[Haskell-cafe] Become a GHC build slave!

Neil Mitchell ndmitchell at gmail.com
Fri Feb 2 11:43:42 EST 2007

Hi Simon,

> Thanks largely to Ian Lynagh, GHC now has a BuildBot infrastructure to automate
> nightly builds on multiple platforms.  This replaces the old set of shell
> scripts that we used to run nightly builds; now adding new clients to the setup
> is relatively easy, instructions are here:
>    http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/ghc/wiki/BuildBot

Good news! Do you have any idea of how much time a build might take roughly?

As a second point, the Yhc team do a variety of builds - some from
clean, some from fullclean, some from delete the directory and a
completely fresh darcs pull etc. We've found that can help catch
things like interface changes, dependancies etc earlier. If you have
(or can find) too many Windows/Linux machines etc that might be worth
doing - and is pretty easy with buildbot.



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