[maemo-community] Community OBS

From: Niels Breet niels at maemo.org
Date: Fri Apr 13 14:40:56 EEST 2012
On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 7:41 PM, Javier S. Pedro <maemo at javispedro.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 12 Apr 2012 09:17:22 -0400, robert bauer wrote:
>> So far, pycage and timoph have volunteered
>> to assist with the maemo Community OBS.  Others will be needed if we do
>> this.
> I can and want give a hand here. I am somewhat experienced with
> Scratchbox1 and I have also helped with packaging related tasks in
> previous occasions.

That would be great. We'd need to discuss the exact way how to do it
best, but looking at the results Mer has with SB2 on OBS, I think we
should do the same.

> In my opinion, having the current autobuilder replaced is basically a
> must, as I don't think anyone maintains the current arcane toolchains
> there. Someday there will be another sbox/glibc/kernel breakage and by
> then all the Scratchbox gurus will have left for greener pastures, leaving
> no one to fix it.

Yes, It would be a lot easier to manage this in an OBS. It also would
be a lot easier to make someone maintainer of a package/group of

> I would even try to move Chinook targets to it, so that the older
> autobuilder can be entirely "decommissioned" and its machines used as OBS
> workers. Unless someone complains of course... or it turns out to be
> astonishingly hard.

Yeah, it would probably be more of the same. Once you find the common
problems with fremantle builds, I guess that they will carry over to
diablo too.

> Sadly, the problem is that my time is limited (otherwise I'd be running
> for Council :) ). I hope to at least be able to give this a pair of hours
> weekly though.
> In any case, I am attending the next council meeting (on the 17th). See
> you there!
Thanks for the offer.

BTW, It might make sense to have a separate meeting about the
technical details. Maybe we can plan an IRC meeting so everyone who is
interested can join?

- Niels
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