Monthly Archives: February 2009

The Hudson Build Farm Experience, Volume IV


February 5, 2009 By
John Casey

In Progress: The Learning Curve We’re Still Climbing Now that we’ve covered the high points of our Hudson build farm setup here at Sonatype, I want to discuss some of the current issues we’re facing at the moment. It’s important to realize that providing high-quality continuous integration is a long, involved process…not a quick, one-off […]

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The Hudson Build Farm Experience, Volume III


February 4, 2009 By
John Casey

I’ve been working on a Hudson-based build farm for Sonatype and Maven open source builds since sometime in September of 2008. I’ve learned a lot as a result, so I thought I’d share some experiences from the trenches. In this third – and probably, final – installment I’ll discuss some issues we tackled with our VMWare environment itself, and look ahead to some issues with which we still grapple on a day-to-day basis.

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New Feature: Maven Settings Password Encryption


By
oleg

The problem of eliminating clear text passwords from all media has a long history of failure and success. In the first years of the HTTP protocol, designers, despite existence of asymmetric encryption, decided not to use anything. Later, having been burned by cleartext passwords, they added base64 encoding. Which, as one may guess, did not […]

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The Hudson Build Farm Experience, Volume II


February 2, 2009 By
John Casey

I’ve been working on a Hudson-based build farm for Sonatype and Maven open source builds since sometime in September of 2008. I’ve learned a lot as a result, so I thought I’d share some experiences from the trenches. In this second installment I’ll discuss a few more details related to remote maintenance, along with the hurdles we encountered integrating Windows into our Hudson farm (and the solutions we found). I know I promised somewhat more than this in Volume I, but in the end it would have resulted in a truly gargantuan post…so, I’ll (hopefully) finish up this little mini-series with a discussion of VMWare issues, and some in-progress challenges with which we continue to grapple, in my next post.

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