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How to Determine Your Rolling Build Time Interval

- J.D. Meier, Jason Taylor, Alex Mackman, Prashant Bansode

It is important to determine the rolling build time interval to ensure an efficient build process. You will want a timely build while at the same time not overloading the build process.

To determine the ideal rolling build interval, divide the average frequency of check-ins by the length of your build. For example, if you have a build that takes 10 minutes and you average a check-in every 5 minutes, you could set a check-in interval of two check-ins and a timeout period of 10 minutes. This helps to ensure that the build is complete before the next build is started. If you notice excessive load on your build server, you can increase these values.

Additional Resources

  • For more information, see “Chapter 8 – Setting Up a Continuous Integration Build with Team Build” in this guide.

Last edited Jul 26, 2007 at 6:54 AM by prashantbansode, version 1


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