- 1 Abstract Stuff
- 2 Author Stuff
- 2.1 Shaun McDonald
- 2.2 Michael Leibowitz
Title of your paper
Buildbot: Bigger, Better, Buildier
In this talk we will give a brief introduction the OpenOffice.org buildbot as well as discuss and demonstrate several exciting new features. Buildbot is a system similar in purpose to tinderbox for the automatic generation of builds on multiple platforms. However, buildbot very flexible and we have bent it into new shapes for OpenOffice.org. Our improvements scratch several old itches such as change-triggered builds, easier client-side config, and ready-for-qa triggered install-set generation. We have also added several exciting new features such as the "try" facility, which allows a developer to build from just a patch. Additionally, we will demonstrate the new arbitrary data regression system, which enables the regression testing and tracking of nearly any kind of data. This system is quite powerful because it allows one to track based on groupings such as a cws vs the milestone is based off or the relative memory performance per arch relative to the milestone, etc.
Development > Tools for Development
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Shaun McDonald has been working in the OpenOffice.org community for the past 2 years. He has been mostly interested in the Mac Port of OpenOffice.org. He has taken on the Mac Porting Web site revamp, some QA work, and is the owner of the first Mac buildbot. Shaun is just completing his fourth and final year in Computer Science at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh.
URL of your home page / blog etc
Job Title / Position in the Community
Student / Mac Porting [web] developer/tester
Company / OpenOffice.org Project Name
Independent / Porting ooo project
45 Sighthill Terrace, Edinburgh, EH11 4QH, UK
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Michael Leibowitz works for the Intel Corporation as a software engineer. He currently creates custom tooling to support Channel Software Engineering. Prior to that, he was a full-time openoffice.org contributor working on performance and more nebulous developer community issues. He is the founder of the openoffice.org wiki as well as the maintainer of the openoffice.org buildbot.
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