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

Patrick Cloke patrick at
Tue Jan 26 17:12:51 UTC 2016

On 1/26/16 11:54 AM, Philipp Kewisch wrote:
> 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.

It would likely make more sense to look at using a hosted solution, if
possible, instead hosting our own. I've had experience running a Jenkins
server, it's really not fun. Something like Travis-CI or CircleCI tend
to require much less maintenance!

Just my 2 ¢s.

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