Set up a nightly
Here are the quick instruction to set up a nightly test on linux
Set up the testing account
sudo adduser otbtesting su otbtesting cd
Donwload the source
Create the directory and download the required repository:
mkdir -p OTB/trunk cd OTB/trunk hg clone http://hg.orfeo-toolbox.org/OTB-DevUtils hg clone http://hg.orfeo-toolbox.org/OTB-Nightly hg clone http://hg.orfeo-toolbox.org/OTB-Data
This last one will take a while so you can go and take a coffee (you can also start the next steps)
Set up the configuration
Prepare the .cmake file that will be used to configure the nightly. The starting point is a standard .cmake that should work.
cp OTB-DevUtils/Config/basic-OTB-Nightly.cmake OTB-DevUtils/Config/$HOSTNAME-OTB-Nightly.cmake sed -i 's/OSVersion/WhateverTheOSis/g' OTB-DevUtils/Config/$HOSTNAME-OTB-Nightly.cmake
You can edit this standard file with the options you usually enter manually during the ccmake step.
Once the .cmake file is working, you can set up the run every night. Depending on your timezone, you might want to adjust the starting time. The nightly version is the dev repository at 2000 french time (which is GMT+1 now). You want to make it start after that, but as early as you can in the night to make sure that it is finished in the morning.
crontab -l > /tmp/cronotbtesting echo "02 21 * * * cd $HOME/OTB/trunk/OTB-DevUtils; hg pull -u" >> /tmp/cronotbtesting echo "03 21 * * * cd $HOME/OTB/trunk/OTB-Data; hg pull -u" >> /tmp/cronotbtesting echo "07 21 * * * ctest -S $HOME/OTB/trunk/OTB-DevUtils/Config/$HOSTNAME-OTB-Nightly.cmake" >> /tmp/cronotbtesting crontab /tmp/cronotbtesting
Keep the configuration in the repository
That's optional, but a good idea once you're sure that the configuration is working. That enable everybody to check the configuration and make the debugging easier
cd $HOME/OTB/trunk/OTB-DevUtils hg add Config/$HOSTNAME-OTB-Nightly.cmake hg commit -m "TEST: add config for $HOSTNAME" hg push