I’ve already mentioned this multiple times in the Gitter chat but never got a response. First let me say I don’t want to blame someone, but I would like to get expectations for cloud.drone.io clarified.
During the last weeks I noticed very long pending times for ARM jobs especially for ARM64. This happens multiple times per day and such jobs were pending for 1-2 hours before they get picked up. For a job that has a full runtime of ~ 5 minutes that’s kinda useless. I understand that it’s a free service and there are limited resource. Limiting parallel runs per user or/repo would be fine but those long pending jobs even if there is just a single active job for the current user is really a productivity blocker. So some questions that comes to my mind:
- Is cloud.drone.io expected to be used as a reliable production CI for open source projects or a more public tech demo of Drone?
- Are (optional) paid subscriptions planned for cloud.drone.io?
- What about resource limit/fair use documentation?
I’m aware of the possibility to self-host Drone but that’s often also not that simple for part-time open source projects. Again, this post is not about to make a claim for something, just to find out the current state and future plans.