Thunderbird and Taskcluster (was Re: My personal agenda for TB 52)

Philipp Kewisch mozilla at
Tue Jan 26 16:54:15 UTC 2016

On 1/26/16 1:01 PM, Volker Birk wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 26, 2016 at 11:58:22AM +0000, Gervase Markham wrote:
>> On 25/01/16 18:52, R Kent James wrote:
>>> But I am reluctant
>>> to recommend Taskcluster unless we are convinced that we could also run
>>> Taskcluster independently of Mozilla. Though Taskcluster is open source,
>>> making it a public resource that other organizations could run has not
>>> been a Mozilla priority. Someone needs to investigate Taskcluster and
>>> see if it possible now or in the reasonably foreseeable future to run
>>> that independently of Mozilla, should we need to do that in one of our
>>> possible futures. Otherwise, we need to resist converting to Taskcluster.
>> What would be the alternative?
> This is what we were suggesting for Thunderbird.
While I like Jenkins a lot, I have the impression that the server
requirements are pretty beefy due to requiring java, and jenkins needs
to be restarted once in a while because...well java :-)

If we do go with Jenkins, we should definitely hide it behind
appropriate vpns and firewalls.


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