[Cdash] Suggestions for experimental builds

David Cole david.cole at kitware.com
Fri Apr 15 13:56:51 UTC 2011

On Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 9:28 AM, David Doria <daviddoria at gmail.com> wrote:
> 1) Is it possible to check if the build name is localhost.localdomain and
> prompt the user for a better name when ctest -D Experimental is run and they
> haven't specified the build name in a file?

What is your suggestion for a better name? We should just use a better
"default name generating algorithm" if our default names are currently
"worse" than ideal...

It is trivially easy to override the values used for SITE and
BUILDNAME if you want to:

  cmake -DSITE:STRING=sitename -DBUILDNAME:STRING=buildname .
  ctest -D Experimental

> 2) hen the tests finish uploading, could a direct link to the dashboard and
> the specific dashboard entry be provided?

That's a good idea for something to include in the ctest output. In
the meantime, before that becomes available, It's easy to construct
one yourself... Just substitute for ${SITE}, ${BUILDNAME} and ${STAMP}
in a URL like the following:


A real working example is:


David C.

> Thanks,
> David
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