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From: mudler <mudler@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] [RFC] Gentoo Build Service
Date: Sat, 03 Feb 2018 12:02:10
1 Hi everyone,
3 I'm developing (during my free time, which makes the progress a bit slow)
4 a system for building Gentoo Packages in a distributed manner,
5 to be specific as Open Build Service ( ) does -
6 generic, but focused on Gentoo.
8 The Gentoo Build Service project will have as aim to provide a software
9 and relative ebuilds that would offer a way to deploy privately a
10 build service:
11 A web interface that exposes API to control remote workers (a cluster of
12 builders, so to say)
13 that can build packages as a set of repo with specifications that
14 indicates the packages and the desired customizations (useflags,
15 keywords, local ebuilds override, ecc..).
18 In such way, the webui can be hooked also to Github repositories, and
19 build-test against Pull requests or changes of an overlay, and even the
20 Gentoo tree, with the option to publish the generated artefacts thru the
21 web server.
23 Do not me wrong here, i know this can be seen as:
24 'why do not join effort to get Gentoo properly supported on Open build
25 service?'
26 I'm detaching a bit from the Open Build Service for one reason: the
27 choice of technologies stack, which is radically and completely different.
29 Currently the project is in really alpha/experimental state, and it lays
30 on Github [2],
31 for the moment it allows distributed build, with live stream report back
32 to the master node.
33 Agents (as build nodes) are communicating with a master central point
34 thru AMQP, and basically all is written in Golang (hate or love it, imo
35 it's the good choice for backend/API tasks).
37 Development plan and goals will be updated to the Project page soon [1]
39 What do you think about it?
41 Best,
42 Ettore
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