Continuous build system

software development

#1

Hi.

I would like to setup a small continuous build system for a project on DreamHost and I’m wondering if this is allowed.

The project is java based, the build should not take more than 10 minutes on an Athlon64 3500 processor. I would like to run it from a cron job one or two times a day, so it should not take too much resources.

Anyone is doing something like that ?
What do you think ?

Regards,
M.


#2

When I saw “java based”, I know it is not possible in DH because DH is running Unix.

Update: I did a search in google. You can set up JAVA environment in Unix but I doubt you have the access to install that in shared server. I’m not sure about PS. Probably we should knock DH support’s door.

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#3

AFAIK, DH is running on Debian that isn’t exactly Unix. And java is available, at least from my account. Anyway this should not be a problem since I can always install it on my home directory.

I’ll certainly contact DH support before setting up something like that, I don’t want that my account is canceled for breaking the term of service.

I’m just seeking for some advice.

Regards,
M.


#4

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Then go ahead and set it up. Just make sure it won’t consume all the resources and kill the server and it should be fine.

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#5

Java does work on Linux, Sun has had the JRE available for some time, and there’s also Blackdown (or there was) which makes a JRE.

As far as running this on Dreamhost, you’ll want to get a PS for this since during this time you’re likely to take up a lot of the CPU time. Being on a shared server would be unpleasant to your neighbors, and we like everyone to get along. :smiley:

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#6

[quote]As far as running this on Dreamhost, you’ll want to get a PS
for this since during this time you’re likely to take up a lot
of the CPU time. Being on a shared server would be
unpleasant to your neighbors, and we like everyone to get
along. :smiley:

[/quote]

Well, PS is too expensive for me, even in its lowest configuration, at least at this stage (I’m just experimenting).

Is there a way to make sure that the process doesn’t use too much CPU time ? Maybe using the nice command ? I don’t care if it takes more than 10 minutes to run, if this means that it doesn’t hog the server.

Regards,
M.


#7

You do realize that you’re talking about a lot of CPU time, right? I mean, it’s a web server we’re talking about here.

What are you trying to do with the continuous build system and why can’t you do it on your local box?

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