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Re: Extracting artifacts out of our Travis builds to help debug failures / SauceLabs still needed?
- Subject: Re: Extracting artifacts out of our Travis builds to help debug failures / SauceLabs still needed?
- From: David G <..hidden..>
- Date: Sun, 22 May 2016 18:55:54 +0800
On 17/05/16 19:27, Erik Huelsmann wrote:
> Last week, I was discussing with John how I have a local plugin for
> our BDD tests which generates screenshots pre- and post-step on
> *every* step in the BDD tests.
> We were talking how it would be easy to have those screenshots
> extracted from our Travis builds; possibly to use them as input on
> next builds as well (to assure screen output stability).
> The problem I raised was that we don't have online storage for the
> project (S3 is integrated with Travis, but the S3 free plan goes only
> for a year and only 2k PUT requests). So John said he might be able to
> sponsor this facility for the project. If I took him up on that, we
> should have a plan on what we want to extract from our builds (and
> possibly how long to retain it).
> I'm currently thinking we want to extract the screenshots only. Do we
> have anything else that makes sense?
I'm wondering if we should also extract a bundle (.tgz or .txz) of the
dojo build as well.
This may be useful for anyone wanting to use the github src for testing
or dev work, without them needing to install dojo src and deps to do a
As for how long to retain, that is a hard one.
I'd say, in general, for as long as possible for general PR output.
For output generated at "release" time I'd say that should be stored in
a separate folder and retained indefinitely.
Especially the dojo build.
The release screenshots should be retained to be used as the "canonical
source" for documentation screenshots
> As soon as we have the extraction of screenshots from our builders,
> does it still make sense to have SauceLabs testing? I mean, that's
> basically the service they offer, right?
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