[Pdx-pm] bioperl request for help

Wil Cooley wcooley at nakedape.cc
Wed Sep 15 14:08:35 CDT 2004

On Wed, 2004-09-15 at 11:00 -0700, Thomas J Keller wrote:
> Hi all,
> Sorry 'bout the "uber-secret' email sent earlier. All I did was forward 
> the email I got from bioperl.org.
> Here's the request for help:
> Some kind of 'nightly build' system for Bioperl - which automatically 
> builds the current Bioperl distribution from CVS, runs the tests and 
> reports problems - was mentioned as a good idea at the BOF at BOSC 
> 2004. I've spent a bit of time looking at open source build monitoring 
> tools, and I'm pretty frustrated. Everything out there seems to be 
> either really hard to install (e.g. Mozilla Tinderbox) or incomplete 
> (Test::AutoBuild).
> Has anyone worked on something like this before? Does anyone have 
> recommendations?

Do you need something more sophisticated than a shell script that runs:

cvs update -d
make test

through cron, which will then e-mail you the output?  You could get
fancy and redirect the output of the 'make test' to a file and filter
successful tests out, to make it a little quieter.

Wil Cooley                                 wcooley at nakedape.cc
Naked Ape Consulting                        http://nakedape.cc

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