Buildbot and EC2
The BuildBot is software for automatically building and testing other software. EC2 is Amazon's "Elastic Compute Cloud", a service that lets you run Virtual Machines on Amazon's computing grid using a web API. It would be awesome if BuildBot had an EC2 module, and could spawn Virtual Machines on-demand to perform tasks. Conveniently, BuildBot is written in Python, and there's a Python library for interfacing with EC2.
References: Amazon EC2 Basics For Python Programmers
|0.1 Release||Covering the basics||High||Adam Delyea||Done|
|0.2 Release||High||Adam Delyea||Done|
|0.3 Release||High||Adam Delyea||Done|
|0.4 Release||High||Adam Delyea||Done||14/1/08||14/1/08|
|0.5 Release||High||Adam Delyea||Done||3/1/08|
|Testing||People needed to download the revisions and test them to make sure it works in different environments. Note, this will require you to have your own EC2 account.||Expired||NEEDED! ***
|Different Builds||Need different projects to try and build, to make sure it works to build projects other than Mozilla||Expired||NEEDED! ***
|Complete Documentation||Medium||Adam Delyea||In Progress|
*** Would you like to contribute? Well here's an excellent opportunity for you to do just that! Feel free to e-mail me at <email@example.com>
- Mozilla Buildbot links: docs and code
- EC2 Firefox Extension
For a less formal, and more up-to-date view on whats happening, see the BLOG.
2007-09-17: Project claimed!
2007-10-11: Found a python EC2 library that has all of the functions I will need for interacting with EC2. Just need to write a custom build step to run these library functions.
2007-10-12: Release v0.1 is complete and available for download.
2007-10-12: Release v0.2 loosely defined. More detail to follow.
2007-11-17: Release v0.2 is complete and available for download: can start an instance and start an EC2BuildSlave
2007-11-21: Release v0.2.1 is complete and available for download: now to include variable EC2 users, and instances, and DNS'
2007-12-13: Release v0.3 is complete and available for download: easier to install and setup, can use to build projects now
2008-01-14: Release v0.4 Defined. In the process of getting accounts and machines for Try Server Farm.
2008-02-01: Task List and Release News is being moved to individual Release Pages. See individual Releases for more information.