[Rubygems-developers] is this thing on?

James Tucker jftucker at gmail.com
Mon Oct 18 17:03:03 EDT 2010

On 18 Oct 2010, at 15:09, Chad Woolley wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 10:32 AM, James Tucker <jftucker at gmail.com> wrote:
>> You want more contributors, but are you going to step up? Are you willing to pay for a CI system that has a VM for a few major linux platforms, BSD, OSX and Windows? Are you willing to build up an OBS attachment so we can do cross-package cross-version testing? Would you build a server testing CI to test rubygems.org against older rubygems release versions as well as master? Will you grab the current pull requests and give us a report of ruby versions and major interpreters and platforms in an easy to understand matrix of output showing where it causes failures? Will you then test that against chef and bundler too, to ensure it doesn't break those? And finally what about against plugins, geminstaller, isolate, gem2rpm, etc?
> I will step up to this task, and it is the main focus of my long-term
> OSS efforts.  I also want to do it for Rails and Ruby itself.
> Unfortunately, it is a very large and complicated task, and getting
> anything usable is probably still at least a year or so out (my OSS
> work moves at glacial speed compared to others).

That would be awesome Chad thank you, I know you've run CI for us in the past too, and that was a great help at various times (IMO). Thank you for stepping up, if I can help with specifics at any time, please feel free to get in contact.

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