I can provide a bit more detail …
We are running a pilot program with 3 customers, with the following goals:
- understand technical problems and points of failures we will face with the bring-your-own-agent approach
- understand the hosting and supports costs, and
- adjust and finalize the pricing accordingly
In order to roll this out at scale we also need to support GitHub applications (see https://github.com/drone/drone/issues/2422). I am also inclined to wait until Drone 1.0 is released before we start to scale, to prevent a potential migration nightmare on my end.
Based on everything above, I expect it will be around 2-6 months before the offering is generally available. I should also mention that we will only launch the service if the pilot program is successful, and we determine it is a viable business opportunity (I very much hope it can be).