Travis CI timeouts for MacPorts builds

Mojca Miklavec mojca at
Mon Sep 7 13:50:31 UTC 2020

On Mon, 7 Sep 2020 at 10:46, Ralph Seichter wrote:
> I fail to remember the last time one of my builds successfully passed
> Travis CI. All I see are timeouts [1]. Other peoples' jobs apparently
> make it through Travis OK, so I wander what I can do to increase my
> chances?

By far the best thing would be to implement the functionality that
would allow firing up a clean VM, do the build, close the VM & destroy
it, and run this on our own buildbot workers.

This requires both manpower to implement the functionality as well as
additional hardware resources to run the builds.
If we solve the first part, I guess we should be able to solve the
second one as well.
If you volunteer to do some research / work in this area ... that
would likely be the most significant step in "increasing your chances"
... probably up to 100% for the ports that have no chance in building
in < 50 minutes on a super slow hardware owned by Travis :)


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