Posts tagged autotick-bot

Google Summer of Code 2020 improved automatic maintenance of conda-forge

The conda-forge “autotick” bot is a crucial part of conda-forge’s infrastructure. It enables automatic maintenance of conda-forge packages by pushing version updates to the underlying software and enabling large migrations of packages from one dependency to another (e.g., Python 3.7 to Python 3.8). As conda-forg grows in size, with over 9,000 packages to date, automatic maintenance of the conda-forge ecosystem will become even more important.

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Automatically Deployed ABI Migrations

Handling application binary interface (ABI) migrations has always been a hassle for Conda-Forge. Maintaining ABI consistency helps enable the “just use conda-forge” experience for many of our users, making certain that numpy’s blas is the same as scipy’s. As libraries update their code, the new versions may be ABI incompatible, as function signatures and other symbols may have changed, leading to the dreaded SegmentationFault and other errors.

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