Volker Krause vkrause at kde.org
Mon May 21 07:48:43 BST 2012

On Sunday 20 May 2012 21:28:51 Alexander Neundorf wrote:
> On Sunday 20 May 2012, Rolf Eike Beer wrote:
> > Am Sonntag, 20. Mai 2012, 12:55:54 schrieb Volker Krause:
> > > On Sunday 20 May 2012 10:08:11 Andreas Pakulat wrote:
> > > > Anyway, I guess the guys ultimately knowning how this is done for
> > > > kdelibs are Alex or Volker...
> techbase doesn't seem to answer today.
> This script should be fine, it supports git too.
> If not, we can fix this, but AFAIK it should be working with git.
> This is like the minimal generic ctest script for running a nightly build.
> It handles all the generic stuff like the bootstrapping problem, setting the
> directories, finding make, etc.
> In some not-KDE project I use it everyday (with svn) and it works without
> problems.
> I was working quite active on this until Akademy last year, but since then
> I've been completely busy with cmake/KDE frameworks.
> You may want to have a look at cdash at home, which is an extension to cdash to
> schedule builds, so clients have to do less:
> http://www.kitware.com/products/html/TheCDashHomeCloud.html
> > > I'm not using those scripts either. My nightly build just calls ctest
> > > directly, similar to what you have done. Instead of the -D shortcut I
> > > use
> > > -M/- T though, to also enable the coverage upload and valgrinded test
> > > run
> > > steps.
> > 
> > CTest on what? An already build tree? How do you get the build results
> > then? Or which CTest script do you use? Would you mind updating that
> > techbase page on how that works?
> I'm not sure what Volker does really produces "Nightly build" results and
> not "just" a snapshot of the current build tree. It also does not solve the
> bootstrap problem.

Right, I did the bootstrapping manually back then (the build pre-dates the 
script IIRC). So, it's just a cron job running cmake and ctest on an existing 

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