This weblog isn’t the first weblog started by Linux team. As mentioned in previous entry, our build system has had her own blog almost right from the start. Python is pretty popular programming language in our company and even though most of the build system is based on shell scripts and makefiles, there is a python script to send build announcements. Once when I had some extra time, I installed Wordpress to a virtual machine and found a python module for posting weblog entries. Then I added code to generate HTML versions of build announcements and post them to the weblog.
Now we have build history in easily navigated form. To find builds made on certain month or day, you can use monthly archives and calendar widget. There is also search box that lets you find builds based on any information contained in build announcements turned into blog entries. For example, you can enter bug tracking identifier to find out which build had fix for the bug or just enter build number to find out when build was made and what changes it has. Of course, there is also RSS feed.
Since build blog contains confidential information of products under development, it is strictly company internal blog.