[Buildbot-devel] Some questions/problems running latest buildbot source on Windows

Yoz Grahame yozlet at gmail.com
Mon Nov 8 12:32:10 UTC 2004

On Mon, 08 Nov 2004 01:18:36 -0800 (PST), Brian Warner
<warner-buildbot at lothar.com> wrote:
> I think you're the first to try a windows buildmaster, although others have
> run buildslaves on w32 before. There are no fundamental reasons why both
> pieces shouldn't be able to run under windows, just lack of
> portability-discipline on my part (and lack of testing). Any patches you can
> think of would be warmly welcomed.

I've had a buildmaster running on Win2K for a little while, though
we've now moved it to Linux for centralisation reasons. The steps I
went through to get it running were in that mail I sent to the list a
little while ago - as I recall, once I got past a few initial bugs
(which Brian has since fixed) it was fine, though I also noticed that
it was running in the foreground.

> I'm hoping to set up a "meta-buildbot" in the near future, which would run
> the buildbot test suite each time the buildbot's code is changed. If I can
> find a w32 buildslave for this effort, we can make sure that these bugs get
> fixed and stay fixed.

My employer may be able to help with that; I've suggested it before
and got a positive response. Unfortunately we wouldn't be able to give
you access to the build machine, but we could get the build results

-- Yoz

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