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digitalmars.D - needed: a mac osx 10.7 or .8 box

reply Brad Roberts <braddr puremagic.com> writes:
The mac mini used for the D auto-tester has a failing drive (all but 
failed at this point).  I've got the tools to crack it open and a new 
drive on the way, but until then, the box is mostly dead.  It's the only 
mac tester.

So, to avoid going to go without testing on a mac for several days, I 
need someone to loan me access to their system.  Even better more than 
one person.  Even better, for more than just a few days.  Having just a 
single test host == single point of failure.  I don't like single points 
of failure.

Any volunteers?  Please send me mail.

Thanks,
Brad
Feb 17 2014
next sibling parent "Joakim" <joakim airpost.net> writes:
On Monday, 17 February 2014 at 19:34:34 UTC, Brad Roberts wrote:
 The mac mini used for the D auto-tester has a failing drive 
 (all but failed at this point).  I've got the tools to crack it 
 open and a new drive on the way, but until then, the box is 
 mostly dead.  It's the only mac tester.

 So, to avoid going to go without testing on a mac for several 
 days, I need someone to loan me access to their system.  Even 
 better more than one person.  Even better, for more than just a 
 few days.  Having just a single test host == single point of 
 failure.  I don't like single points of failure.

 Any volunteers?  Please send me mail.

 Thanks,
 Brad

I was looking for a cheap way to rent a mac recently, this is the best I found: http://virtualmacosx.com/index.php/xcode-plans $5/week or $14.75/month for the cheapest plans, if you can't find anything else quickly. I haven't used it so I don't know if they allow an auto-tester, but they have desktop and server plans that'd likely allow running one.
Feb 17 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent Brad Roberts <braddr puremagic.com> writes:
On 2/17/14, 1:51 PM, Joakim wrote:
 On Monday, 17 February 2014 at 19:34:34 UTC, Brad Roberts wrote:
 The mac mini used for the D auto-tester has a failing drive (all but
 failed at this point).  I've got the tools to crack it open and a new
 drive on the way, but until then, the box is mostly dead.  It's the
 only mac tester.

 So, to avoid going to go without testing on a mac for several days, I
 need someone to loan me access to their system.  Even better more than
 one person.  Even better, for more than just a few days.  Having just
 a single test host == single point of failure.  I don't like single
 points of failure.

 Any volunteers?  Please send me mail.

 Thanks,
 Brad

I was looking for a cheap way to rent a mac recently, this is the best I found: http://virtualmacosx.com/index.php/xcode-plans $5/week or $14.75/month for the cheapest plans, if you can't find anything else quickly. I haven't used it so I don't know if they allow an auto-tester, but they have desktop and server plans that'd likely allow running one.

They explicitly list CI/Build Servers as a server plan use case. That puts it into the $35/month category, or more likely $45/month since I don't believe the tester can survive with only 1 gig of memory. I'm already spending a couple hundred a month running this thing and would rather not add to that.
Feb 17 2014
prev sibling next sibling parent Artem Tarasov <lomereiter gmail.com> writes:
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Travis CI does have Mac boxes, can't you use them?

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Feb 18 2014
prev sibling parent Brad Roberts <braddr puremagic.com> writes:
If travis ci can query and interact with my build coordinator, then 
maybe, but I'm pretty sure the answer is it can't.  And, if it can I 
doubt they're willing to dedicate one of their boxes to my test fleet, 
which is what I need.  The test fleet is busy 24/7 and almost never 
catches up and goes idle.

On 2/18/14, 5:45 AM, Artem Tarasov wrote:
 Travis CI does have Mac boxes, can't you use them?

Feb 18 2014