February 19, 2004

Cruising without control

In a year, things haven't changed that much. I needed to install a daily build with automatic reporting. I quickly added a simple one with a cron that was publishing the Ant XML log (I actually noticed that Ant was not logging system properties since December 2001. Oops ). Anyway, out of curiosity, I wanted to try out CruiseControl that supposedly went through a lot of changes. I was for a rough ride. I guess that not many people are using it as the doc is completly wrong and outdated, the build system is a mess and the configuration is extremely redundant and undocumented. And why do they absolutely need to provide I don't know how many publishing tasks (email, scp, ftp, xslt...) when it would be SO simple to call a Ant build file that does all that for you ? It's open source but I'm angry !

Posted by stephane at February 19, 2004 09:53 PM