[Red5] How to use the Xuggler/Red5 Build Server
aclarke at xuggle.com
Thu Jul 2 08:33:07 PDT 2009
The tip of tree of Xuggler and Red5 went through some instability yesterday
for a few reasons:
1) Googlecode went down hard several times causing builds to be aborted.
2) FFmpeg added a memory leak (when we get a memory leak, we fail a build
since Java doesn't handle even small leaks well). We submitted a patch to
FFmpeg and they incorporated that this morning.
3) In attempting to fix a Mac JVM issue with Xuggler biting one of our
users, I broke the Xuggler Windows install (which given that it takes 2+
hours for a windows build, I didn't notice).
4) And, um, there might be a feature or two getting added for Xuggler 3.1,
and some refactoring occuring in Red5 that caused failures.
We're getting those issues ironed out, and this is normal and to be expected
in the source of developing open source software. For Xuggler, I expect the
'instability' to continue throughout this week because of reason #4 abov.
That said, based on some questions I got yesterday, I thought users might
appreciate a tutorial in how to use http://build.xuggle.com/
1) If Red5 or Xuggler releases an official version, you should consider that
the best version to use. Period.
a) Red5 Official Releases: http://code.google.com/p/red5/ (but will move
to http://www.red5.org "soon").
b) Xuggler Official Releases: http://www.xuggle.com/xuggler/downloads
2) If you for some reason want newer versions, use the build server:
a) If a build shows up on the "Stable page" and is Green or Blue, that
means it passed all tests on all JDKs (including memory leak, system checks,
and load tests): http://build.xuggle.com/view/Stable/
b) If a build shows up on the main page, and it is Green or Blue, that
means it passed all tests in that build, but each sub-build only does
certain tests. The actual build may not be good to use.
c) If a build shows up as Red5 or yellow, it's unstable. Don't use it.
d) Bear in mind, even if the build is marked stable on the build server,
it's not an official release. Use at your own risk.
3) If you want a quick view of the relative "build health" of the Red5 or
Xuggler projects, you can use the Dashboard views:
a) Red5: http://build.xuggle.com/view/Red5%20Dashboard/
b) Xuggler: http://build.xuggle.com/view/Xuggle%20Dashboard/
Failing builds will show up first. If a build is Blue it means it's
stable. You'll notice we're still recovering from all the failures
yesterday, but I expect you'll see nice dashboards of blue by tomorrow
4) If you'd like RSS feeds of all build results, click on the RSS icons for
the build you care about. See http://build.xuggle.com/
5) Finally, if you'd like to get feedback on all check-ins going into either
Red5 or Xuggler, there are RSS feeds for those too:
a) Red5: http://code.google.com/feeds/p/red5/updates/basic
b) Xuggler: http://code.google.com/feeds/p/xuggle/updates/basic
Hope that's helpful,
xu‧ggle (zŭ' gl) v. To freely encode, decode, and experience audio and
Use Xuggle to get the power of FFmpeg in Java.
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