Email with Cruisecontrol on Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger

Getting email from cruisecontrol turned out to be a little more work than planned. Turns out sendmail has been eliminated in favor of Postfix on 10.4 and maybe 10.3, a mail server I know nothing about. After a short run through this article I was up and running.

For now I’m just running it in the background just running it in the background with root seems reasonable enough:

sudo /Applications/cruisecontrol-2.2.1/main/bin/ &

That way it runs most of the time and I can kill it if I need do by issuing a

sudo kill #

command. Since I’m really just running it so I can help my development team understand it instead of relying on a single expert it should work well enough.