Re: [AMBER-Developers] What happened to the dashboard?

From: Adrian Roitberg <>
Date: Tue, 28 May 2013 17:15:35 -0400

I do not know how to do this, but part of the problem is that people DO
NOT make sure the code works in their own machine and passes tests locally !

Maybe having a file generated by the machine as proof that you did your
due diligence locally ? A digital signature of some kind?


On 5/28/13 5:13 PM, Daniel Roe wrote:
> Hi,
> On Tue, May 28, 2013 at 2:28 PM, <> wrote:
>> Also, I was recently talking with another group that has their own 80-man
>> git-based software development project, and their revision control
>> includes a lobby for all new code where it is tested for compilation
>> compatibility and also runs the test suite before code is then committed
>> to the repository. Would it be reasonable to set up something of that
>> nature, perhaps with the cheapest GNU compilation as a filter against
>> non-portable or broken code, for Amber?
> It sounds good in theory, but in practice (at least as far as I
> understand what you mean) I think this might be really difficult to
> implement. Are you talking about every commit triggering several
> compiles (using different compilers), then running a test suite for
> each compilation? The current test suite takes a very long time (on
> the order of hours) to run, so even if the compiles/tests were run in
> parallel, that's still a long time to wait for each commit. What
> happens in the meantime if other people make commits?
> I like the current system of each user making sure the code compiles
> on their machine (serial/parallel), running tests (again
> serial/parallel), then making the commit and letting the dashboard
> tell you if you broke the compilation using a compiler you may not
> have access to.
> -Dan

                            Dr. Adrian E. Roitberg
                Quantum Theory Project, Department of Chemistry
                            University of Florida
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