|Version 1 (modified by Philip, 4 years ago) (diff)|
(Related to ticket #224.)
The current plan (subject to change based on any new information or experience):
- The server runs on Amazon EC2.
- The server has Windows Server 2003, VC++ 2008, SVN, Perl, and nothing else installed.
- The server has a persistent disk with the SVN checkout.
- On startup, the server runs a script. The script updates SVN, builds, saves the log output somewhere, and if it was successful then it commits the new binaries.
- Some other server runs some kind of script that provides an authenticated web interface to (re)start the build server, and terminates it after some period of time when it's done.
Virtual machine image installation
- Start with basic Win2003 image (ami-e3698d8a, Server2003r2-i386-Win-v1.02.manifest.xml), on a Small Instance.
- Attach a 2GB EBS disk.
- Install VC++ 2008 Express SP1.
- Install command-line SVN 1.5.4.
- svn co http://svn.wildfiregames.com/svn/ps/trunk/ e:\svn
- Add some script or something into HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run.
- Bundle the machine into s3://...something.../...something...
Needs to do something like:
- premake --target vs2008 --outpath e:\build
- vcbuild /time /showenv /useenv /M4 /r /logfile:buildlog.txt pyrogenesis.sln "Release|Win32"
Currently (December 2008) the only suitable alternatives to EC2 seem to be FlexiScale and GoGrid, but they are a bit more expensive. Since all the services provide a plain Windows environment, it should be fairly easy to transition between the services if it becomes necessary.