good continuous integration, automatic documentation software for c++

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    good continuous integration, automatic documentation software for c++

    Started using trac and svn and it is working nicely, but am looking for some other things to add: continuous integration, automatic documentation. What suggestions do you guys have for the most full featured easy to use software for this?

    Stuff I am looking for:

    continuous integration
    -checkout, checkin working executable svn
    -test framework for ease of testing - maybe define a test pattern, use wildcards, any other features
    -works fine without bugs for large compile and test times
    -tests multiple clients
    -can easily access files outside of svn server.

    auto documentation
    -extract comments to a html file
    -linked source code documentation tree
    -have forms or wiki that allows editing and propagates the changes back into the source code as inline comments
    -extraction of any other helpful information for large and complicated code

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    The only automated build server I've used is CruiseControl, so I can't say if it's better or worse than others.
    As for automatic documentation, use Doxygen. Especially if you're used to Javadoc comments, since it uses the same format.
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    I have never seen a system for C++ that propagates Wiki edits back to the source. Sounds cool. So yeah, Doxygen + svn hook for triggering rebuild. Edit the docs in the source itself.

    For testing, the CMake environment has some good stuff. There's also buildbot. Both rely on other means to trigger test builds, though.
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    There are a large number of CI tools available. There's a huge feature comparison matrix out on the thoughtworks wiki.

    I recently put together a little video on how you can use my company's product, AnthillPro, to manage large multi-platform native builds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EricMinick View Post
    There are a large number of CI tools available. There's a huge feature comparison matrix out on the thoughtworks wiki.

    I recently put together a little video on how you can use my company's product, AnthillPro, to manage large multi-platform native builds.
    Looks like Hudson has the most checkmarks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EricMinick View Post
    There are a large number of CI tools available. There's a huge feature comparison matrix out on the thoughtworks wiki.

    I recently put together a little video on how you can use my company's product, AnthillPro, to manage large multi-platform native builds.
    Awesome and huge wiki, thanks for the link.

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