Documentation/Nightly/Developers/Build system/SlicerBot

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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 SlicerBot.

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 ""
  • Add the generated key to the list of SSH keys associated with slicerbot user. Each key *SHOULD* be named slicerbot-<hostname>. For example slicerbot-factory-south-ubuntu
  • Setup git username and email:
git config --global "Slicer Bot"
git config --global ""

SVN2GitHub synchronization


Every night Slicer-cpp.tar.gz and 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 by to ensure the content served by these URLs is updated:


As of 2014-12-23, the machines with SlicerBot accounts are:

  • factory
  • factory-south-ubuntu
  • factory-south-win7