Each time a task associated to the wiki, repository or bug tracker is automated by the execution of a script on a machine, the machine user running such script will be identified as
Type of SlicerBot
This SlicerBot user publishes update on the Slicer wiki. The associated wiki account is UpdateBot
This SlicerBot user can commit changes to a defined subset of Slicer repositories. The associated github account is slicerbot and it can commit changes to all repositories associated with the
slicerbot-team in Slicer github organization.
As documented on managing deploy keys Github guide, there are multiple approaches to grant a machine access to a repository. We chose the machine user one.
In a nutshell, the steps to configure a git machine user are:
- Generate SSK keys without pass-phrase:
ssh-keygen -t rsa -C "firstname.lastname@example.org"
- Add the generated
id_rsa.pubkey to the list of SSH keys associated with slicerbot user. Each key *SHOULD* be named
slicerbot-<hostname>. For example
- Setup git username and email:
git config --global user.name "Slicer Bot" git config --global user.email "email@example.com"
- See SVN2GitHub
SlicerWizard.tar.gz are generated on
factory-south-ubuntu and pushed on Kitware public web server:
Then, few times during the day these archives are pulled from http://public.kitware.com/ by
love.bwh.harvard.edu to ensure the content served by these URLs is updated:
These bots can upload packages on http://slicer.kitware.com/midas3
The group with "write" permission on the NA-MIC/Public/Slicer/Packages/Applications/ folder is
Slicer App Packages Uploader
Bots currently associated with this group are:
Extensions are organized in three different folders:
Currently, any user associated with the
Experimental Uploader group as "write" permission to these folders.
In additional to users who requested to be added to the
Experimental Uploaded group, the following bots are included:
Note: The concept of channels is being discussed (See #2334). By default, only extension associated with the "official" would be listed in the extensions manager. User will have the option to select other channels.
As of 2014-12-23, the machines with SlicerBot accounts are: