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  1. Infrastructure
  2. INFRA-12341

A Mac OS X buildbot

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Won't Fix
    • Fix Version/s: Jul 2016
    • Component/s: Buildbot
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      Description

      Apache OpenOffice needs a Mac OS X build slave set up for use with Buildbot.

      We support Mac as a platform for our users, yet none of our currently active committers have Apple hardware to run tests, do builds, or make releases.

      The latest OpenOffice release, 4.1.2, has been downloaded 29 million times across 238 countries (as per Sourceforge) over 8 months since the release, with 7.8% of users (2.262 million) downloading the Mac version. It is easily Apache's most downloaded project, and one affecting end users instead of other developers.

      Worst of all, a Mac is needed for building security hotfixes - not having a Mac will negatively affect millions of users not only in terms of having less tested code, not having nightly builds, and us struggling to make new releases, but also in terms of security updates!

      It shouldn't really matter what form this is provided in, eg. an old second-hand Mac mini is fine.

      Glenn Adams from Apache XMLGraphics has also stated he would be interested in a Mac builder. I am sure others could be found if we asked around.

      Ross Gardler (Ross.Gardler@microsoft.com) has stated a formal request be made to the board via him.

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            • Assignee:
              ke4qqq David Nalley
              Reporter:
              damjan Damjan Jovanovic
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