[KDE/Mac] KDEPIM on OS X Build Service

Bjoern Ricks bjoern.ricks at intevation.de
Mon Aug 29 08:04:04 UTC 2011


we at Intevation are currently investigation how to get our Mac Pro out of our 
internal network to a public available dmz. I hope this will be done until 
the end of the week. 

On Friday 26 August 2011 17:30:18 Paul James Adams wrote:
> Hey all,
> I am writing to announce the generosity of long-standing KDE supporter
> Intevation in providing a dedicated build machine for KDEPIM on OS X.
> Intevation shall be providing hosting of a Mac Pro specifically for this
> purpose.
> During the Desktop Summit I liaised with a few people who I also thank for
> helping make this a reality:
> - Bjoern Ricks, long-time maintainer of the KDEPIM enterprise Macport. He
> will be creating the build system itself on the machine.
Not sure if we wan't to rely on Macports for our builds. There are several 
alternatives to Macports. I think that should be a discussion for our IRC 

Currently I am also writing a source package management system called jam 
(https://github.com/bjoernricks/jam) because I am not satisfied with the 
current available package managers on mac for development purposes. They 
aren't flexible enough for me. Main advantages of jam are seperation of build 
rules (I call them sessions) and the package management system itself in 
different git repos and control over the complete code. Disadvantages are  
that jam is still missing features of course.

> - Marcus Hanwell will be helping to hook the new build service up to CDash.
> Will also help with the generation of the build system so that we can have
> CPack spit out DMG at the end of the build process.
> - Jeff Mitchell will be using his considerable KDE sysadmin prowess to be
> setting us up with DNS and a few other magic touches.
> I propose that we all have a meeting towards the end of next week in IRC in
> order to set the wheels in motion. Bjoern, Marcus, Jeff, you up for that?
> Anyone else who is interested, let us know here and you are welcome to come
> and join us and help out.

I am normally available on IRC from 6:00 until 14:00 UTC.

> Once again, thanks to Intevation for making this happen and to Bjoern,
> Marcus and Jeff for their contribution.

You are welcome. Personally I am very interested in having regular builds with 
test coverage and also regular releases of KDE on Mac.


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