Implementing an Effective Build Dashboard (for Hudson) (Part 3)

Not really part of the dashboard configuration but more of a cool thing I thought I’d share the underlying layers (hardware, OS etc) behind our monitor.

I decided to go with full portability and hands free start-up, I did this as follows:

  1. Installed Puppy Linux on a 2gb USB stick.
  2. Installed Firefox 3.x (needed for the Autohide extension).
  3. Installed Autohide extension (auto hides parts of Firefox and forces full screen on start-up).
  4. Found an old derelict PC and plugged it in, started up, configured the video display (once off on start-up).
  5. Configured the build monitor as per previous posts.
  6. Changed the start-up of Puppy Linux to auto start Firefox.

And there you go:

Build monitor, on a steeeck!
Build monitor, on a stick.

One thought on “Implementing an Effective Build Dashboard (for Hudson) (Part 3)”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.