In April 1997, Netscape Release Engineers wrote, and started running, the world's first? second? continuous integration server. Now, just over 17 years later, in May 2014, the tinderbox server was finally turned off. Permanently.
This is a historic moment for Mozilla, and for the software industry in general, so I thought people might find it interesting to get some background, as well as outline the assumptions we changed when designing the replacement Continuous Integration and Release Engineering infrastructure now in use at Mozilla.
Tinderbox was our second or third most important export, neck-and-neck with Bugzilla.
Current Music: Dum Dum Girls -- There Is a Light That Never Goes Out ♬