At CITCON, I was quite happy to see one person suggest the topic “CI and offshore”, as I am involved on an offshore project myself. Unfortunately, this person didn’t show up, and just we were just 3 in the session.
At any rate, it seems that the same old problems appear with offshore when using Continuous Integration. Basically, the distance is simply too much of a problem when trying to spread the word.
Someone from Nokia did report that he had good success in encouraging people to use CruiseControl and unit tests. But it must be said that he is not part of a particular project, so presumably he has less pressure to deliver immediate results. Though, he did have to travel extensively to get people to use and keep using CC and JUnit.
I’ve left more detailed notes on the CITCON website.
I have older posts on CITCON.