This proposal describes a build system for generating “wheel” archives and is very, very informal. This plan was drawn up after a random discussion with Jannis Liedel on Twitter and IRC.
Wheel files can be platform and Python-version dependent, a way of generating these files automatically needs to be created and linked to the Packaging Index (PyPI.)
After discussions with Jannis, I believe the simplest solution would likely be the best solution for this problem. As such, I feel that using a custom-built, lightweight solution makes more sense than using something like buildbot.
I feel the platform should leverage existing Python packages that are tried, tested and well used in the community. Therefore I feel we should use a combination of the following;
- RabbitMQ for queueing builds
- Celery for building wheels and
- pyenv for managing multiple Python versions
I lack any understanding of Windows or …