[webkit-dev] Qt Early Warning System intermittently online

Adam Barth abarth at webkit.org
Sun Dec 27 09:58:21 PST 2009

On Sun, Dec 27, 2009 at 3:21 AM, Andras Becsi <abecsi at inf.u-szeged.hu> wrote:
> Holger Freyther wrote:
>> The thing I could offer is a Jail on one of my FreeBSD servers or maybe the
>> Szeged University has some more capacity as well?
> Actually we have, and will contact Adam as soon as we have our system
> installed and configured properly for our new buildbots (beginning of
> January).

Hosting the qt-ews on Ubuntu Karmic is now super easy.  I can give you
a script that takes a fresh Karmic install and boots it into running
the bot.  Depending on how much you're paying for hardware, EC2 might
be more or less cost effective than owning the machines outright.

At the moment, I'm running the style bot, the Chromium EWS, and the Qt
EWS on the same EC2 instance.  There aren't that many patches being
put up for review now, so we probably won't find out if it can handle
the load until January.

I'd really like to get a Gtk EWS up and running too, but the Gtk build
system isn't very efficient.  The build-webkit --gtk script calls
configure, which can end up triggering a full rebuild.  At some point
I'll try to catch a Gtk hacker online and get some advice.

After Gtk, I might try to tackle Windows (although I've never actually
gotten WebKit to build on Windows).

> It would be great to host the Qt EWS, and in the near future also have a
> trybot which runs the Qt layout tests.

The main challenge with the LayoutTests is dealing with the case of
some tests being red all the time.  At the moment, the bigger bang for
the buck seems to be getting build coverage on more platforms, so we
haven't tried to solve that problem yet.


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