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Revision as of 14:15, 15 September 2008 by (Talk | contribs) (Built for speed, faster tests we need)

Platform Release Engineering Galileo Plan

This document is a work in progress describing the major changes that we would like to make during the Galileo release cycle.

Built for speed, faster tests we need

  • Run build with 1.6 vm to take advantage of compiler performance on multi-core processors Bug 237354
  • Run tests in parallel on several machines to reduce testing time Bug 247320

Everyone builds

  • Provide an releng product download that people can download and replicate our build environment. The source build doesn't represent how Eclipse is built. Investigate possibilities with JNLP.
  • Invoke builds from web ui authenticated by eclipse committer rights with parameters - maintenance build vs i-builds, tests or not etc.
  • Modularize our scripts - compiling, package, test (JUnit correctness, performance, Releng validation, API Tooling, version compare, code coverage). This will also allow shorter test build runs.


  • Mentor a new release engineer
  • Generic templates for complex build changes such as adding a new port and packaging.
  • Implement prebuild validators Bug 64797
  • Implement code coverage tools Bug 241254
  • Evaluate common failures determine how they can be mitigated. Rewrite if necessary.

Further leverage p2 and enhancements to PDE build

Blue sky ideas

  • incremental build from p2 repository
  • compile and sign at foundation, package locally, depends on availability of the eight vms we use
  • Evaluate if platforms, or zips can be removed from the build, with scripts to build with p2
  • Allow developers to contribute machines for testing
  • RSS feeds for performance tests, JUnit tests
  • Incremental test results
  • Expose all our infrastructure to open source

Milestone Plan



  • Further leverage p2 and enhancements to PDE build introduced in M3. See PDE Build Galileo plan - for example, parallel compilation and fetch using p2.


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