ConfigureCruiseControl

Timothy Lethbridge edited this page Jun 14, 2016 · 2 revisions

Installing Capistrano

We created a capistrano task for deploying cruise control the server. From umple_configs, you simply type (this only needs to be run once per "server", and is left here for documentation purposes should you need to configure another CC server).

cap install:cc

Under the hood this does the following:

    cd /h/ralph/umple_configs/src/ && unzip cruisecontrol-bin-2.8.4
    cd /h/ralph/umple_configs/src/cruisecontrol-bin-2.8.4/ && mv config.xml config.xml.original
    ln -fs /h/ralph/umple_configs/src/cruisecontrol-bin-2.8.4 /h/ralph/umple_configs/bin/cc
    ln -fs /h/ralph/umple_configs/config/cc_config.xml /h/ralph/umple_configs/bin/cc/config.xml
    mkdir /h/ralph/umple_configs/bin/cc/logs/Umple

In essence, unzip the file, overwrite the config files based on umple_configs and create the necessary project directories.

The CC config.xml

The first file of interest is the config.xml, which is stored in the umple_configs under ./config/cc_config.xml. As of April 5, 2011, it contained the following. Note this was later changed to use git.

<cruisecontrol>
  <project name="Umple" buildafterfailed="no">

    <listeners>
      <currentbuildstatuslistener file="/h/ralph/umple_configs/bin/cc/logs/Umple/status.txt"/>
    </listeners>

    <bootstrappers>
      <antbootstrapper anthome="/h/ralph/umple_configs/bin/ant" buildfile="/h/ralph/umple_configs/config/bootstrap_umple.xml" target="bootstrap" />
    </bootstrappers>

    <modificationset quietperiod="30">
      <svn localworkingcopy="/h/ralph/umple/trunk"/>
    </modificationset>

    <schedule interval="300">
      <ant anthome="/h/ralph/umple_configs/bin/ant" buildfile="/h/ralph/umple/trunk/build/build.xml" target="build" />
    </schedule>

    <log>
      <merge dir="/h/ralph/umple_configs/bin/cc/logs/umple"/>
      <merge dir="/h/ralph/umple/trunk/dist/cruise.umple/qa" />
      <merge dir="/h/ralph/umple/trunk/dist/sandbox/qa" />
    </log>

    <publishers>
        <artifactspublisher dest="/h/ralph/umple_configs/bin/cc/artifacts/" dir="/h/ralph/umple/trunk/dist/"  />
    </publishers>

  </project>
</cruisecontrol>

This has two configuration files of interest, the bootstrap (chicken before the egg issue) and the actual build script.

The Bootstrap Build

We created a bootstrap XML file to update the source code so that we get the correct "build.xml" script when building the latest version.

This is available under

/h/ralph/umple_configs/config/bootstrap_umple.xml

This does little more than "update" the source code on the repository so that the remote "build.xml" is the latest and greatest the next upcoming build. I prefer to separate the downloading of the code from the building, as you really want the local builds to behave almost identically to the remote builds.

<project name="UmpleBootstrap" default="bootstrap" basedir="/h/ralph/umple_configs/config" >
    <property name="project.dir" value="/h/ralph/umple/" />
    <import file="bootstrap_umple.xml" />

    <target name="revert">
      <echo>Reverting any local modifications</echo>
      <exec executable="svn" dir="${project.dir}">
          <arg line="revert -R ." />
      </exec>
    </target>

    <target name="bootstrap">
        <antcall target="revert" />
        <echo>Updating source from Subversion</echo>
        <exec executable="svn" dir="${project.dir}">
            <arg line="up" />
        </exec>
    </target>
</project>

The Build

This delegates to a master build.xml file (/h/ralph/umple/trunk/build/build.xml), which is checked in to the code base and should be "runnable" locally.

As we add more projects, more tests, more metrics, etc - this build.xml file will grow and change - but the rest of CC should remain relatively consistent.

The Server

Available at http://cruise.site.uottawa.ca:8080, but currently only the "dashboard" is what we are using.

What is Missing

  • Configuring email notifications when things break
  • Ensuring test data / reports are available for review. This is partially available, only a somewhat raw and unreadable summary is available
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