[Buildbot-devel] Configuring buildbot

Fred L. Drake, Jr. fdrake at acm.org
Thu Aug 26 22:01:58 UTC 2004

On Thursday 26 August 2004 05:28 pm, Brian Warner wrote:
 > If you happen to have "line-of-sight" between the SVN server and the
 > buildmaster, you can use contrib/svn_buildbot.py to inject changes over a
 > TCP connection. It requires twisted on the SVN server, but then you just
 > add a commit script to your repository and changes will be delivered with
 > a latency of a few seconds instead of anywhere up to hours.

Low latency is nice, but not critical.  A full Zope 3 build/test cycle is slow 
enough on at least my desktop machine that I don't want it to be too anxious 
to trigger.  ;-)

Touching a currently-stable Subversion server seems like a high risk activity, 
so I'm not sure that would be a good idea in any case.  (We've pretty much 
had to discard ViewCVS for Subversion at this point; most failures were 
traced to that.  If anyone knows a good alternative that doesn't require an 
Apache server, I'd love to hear about it!)

 > May or may not be easier than writing a mail parser and figuring out how
 > to deliver the messages :)

Our emails are easily parsed, thanks to some judiciously-placed markers in the 
email.  I think I've got the parser function now.  Still need to write tests 


Fred L. Drake, Jr.  <fdrake at acm.org>

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