[Buildbot-devel] heads-up: internal changes

Timothee Besset ttimo at idsoftware.com
Fri Aug 27 14:57:12 UTC 2004

Great news. I had some new stuff planned for my buildbot setup, I guess I
should do that with the new source. Is it possible to run the latest code
and an older version as well? I don't want to touch my old setup until I
have something working with the new stuff.


On Thu, 26 Aug 2004 02:31:20 -0700 (PDT)
Brian Warner <warner-buildbot at lothar.com> wrote:

> I just finished committing some fairly significant changes to the BuildBot
> internals. Status reporting has been completely reworked. Those of you who
> have written BuildStep subclasses may want to review current CVS to see if
> you will need to update your code when the next release comes out.
> The BuildFactory configuration process is in flux too, hopefully towards the
> better. The CVS/SVN checkout steps have moved to a new, simpler "mode="
> argument, which simply requests one of four checkout/update modes:
>  mode=update: perform CVS/SVN and build operations in the same tree. This
>               does an incremental update and an incremental build
>  mode=clobber: delete the tree before doing a checkout+build. This does a
>                full checkout and full build
>  mode=copy: perform CVS/SVN update in one tree, then copy the results into
>             a separate build tree. This does an incremental update but a full
>             build.
>  mode=export: delete the tree, do a CVS/SVN export (no vc metadata), then a
>               build. This is like clobber but gets rid of the CVS/ and .svn/
>               directories, which sometimes cause spurious files to be
>               included in, say, installation tarballs created during the
>               build process.
> I'm trying to put some backwards-compatibility hooks in place to let the old
> clobber=/export=/copydir= arguments get interpreted sensibly, but I don't
> think I can guarantee that they'll all work correctly. Once the next release
> comes out, you'll want to update the build slaves at the same time as the
> master. (again, I'm adding code to make mismatched master/slaves work ok, but
> I can't be sure I'll get it right).
> I'm aiming to get a new release out within a week or so, once I've got some
> more testing done with the new code. I'm trying to add Darcs/Arch VC support
> for that release: if anyone out there uses one of these version control
> systems and could help out with testing, please let me know.
> cheers,
>  -Brian
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