[petsc-dev] Fwd: [firedrake] Dockerised build tests.

Jed Brown jed at jedbrown.org
Thu Apr 11 15:39:47 CDT 2019

Lawrence Mitchell via petsc-dev <petsc-dev at mcs.anl.gov> writes:

>> On 11 Apr 2019, at 21:02, Matthew Knepley via petsc-dev <petsc-dev at mcs.anl.gov> wrote:
>> Jed, should we be doing this? My first impression is that our builds catch a lot of configure errors so we do not want it.
> We still configure and build firedrake in the tests. This is just for downstream applications that test on our build hardware with master. The containers are built on a passing master build of firedrake itself, so the downstream tests don't have to recreate that build. 

And this is certainly something PETSc can do, though we'd have to agree
on some supported configuration(s).

The biggest cost for PETSc is that we have so many damn configuration

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