We have formally introduced the Gnome Buildbot to the community at FOSDEM. It seems people liked it very much and I hope the community use it extensively and provide as much feedback as possible to improve it.
For those of you that missed the talk, this is a summary of its main features:
* Continuous builds of the Gnome modules using jhbuild.
* List of modules that build successfuly and modules that fail to build properly.
* Access to the build logs to detect the causes of build failures.
* Execution of test suites through “make check”.
* Integration of autotools tests and Check unit tests.
* HTML report with a summary of the test and unit tests executed.
* Tests code coverage reports using gcov.
There is also some work on going to provide some other interesting features, like RSS support.
The main idea behind the Gnome buildbot is to be a reference in Gnome to know the current state of the Gnome build, a reference for both developers/maintainers and end users. It’s also a tool for maintainers, to know whether their projects are building properly in “clean” environments, and even in different SOs/architectures (we are currently working on providing Gnome builds in Fedora Core too, currently we are building in a Debian Sid).
So, if you’re maintaing a project and it is not building properly, please, take a look to the build logs and fix the problem! 😉