On Thu, 2013-03-07 at 02:47 +0100, Xavier Lamien wrote:
<XL> are my comments below.
On Wed, Mar 6, 2013 at 11:32 PM, Pierre-Yves Chibon
I have written this last week-end and I'm late...
I have started to write down some instruction on how one can
project added to our jenkins server:
== How can I add my project to Jenkins? ==
You can actually add this as a template so people can just fill up the
Look at ticket type in admin panel if you have access to.
That's a bit what I had in mind ultimately yes.
[...] meaning you have to take care of specifying the dependencies
in some case, ask fedora-infrastructure to add them to the builders).
How does that work here?
I mean, is people allow to install packages from build-step - or -
will it have specific amount of images with required packages
requested from people?
It means that if you need lixyz to build you project and that this lib
isn't already there, you'll have to ask us to install it (via ansible).
People have access to the web UI and that's it and jenkins itself
doesn't have admin rights on the machine nor the nodes.
Also, as job's owner has full access to it's job, is there
regarding the build trigger (which requires to set a token) option?
And how many jobs an instance can run? I see only 2 per instance for
now, can an instance have more than that?
At the moment the builders can run 2 jobs in parallel, that's based on
the fact that the builders are dual-core. We can of course increase the
builder and thus the number of build they can do.
It all depends on how much Jenkins end up being used.
"** the master connects to the slave via ssh"
Any technical reason for this one?
No real reason beside that it is the default behavior.
Why not use the excellent swarm plugin which allows slaves to
auto-discover to jenkins master?
So we can pre-package an image with the swarm client, run the
instance, instance gets up and automatically join in (look for master
from UDP, found it and start hand-shake stuff), gives it's resources
and start jobs once master load-balance build.
This have the advantage of add/remove slaves without explicitly
adding/removing nodes from the setting panel.
(e.g the 2 slaves are pretty busy and you need a build in the queue to
be done asap, you fire an instance up and master send your build to
This sounds quite interesting indeed :)
"Add project to jenkins"
Jenkins provides some useful remote access API which can help you do
this part easier.
You can even ansible it ;)
If you have time you can also use their python API to write a
So admin can just log in to lockbox and ansible
or jenkins-job-setup.py .
Maybe you should look at it.
Sounds nice but I'd say, let's not delay jenkins for that. Maybe worth
making a ticket to keep the idea around (easyfix?).
Thanks for the feedback.