[Buildbot-devel] BuildBot for Dummies?

Brian Warner warner-buildbot at lothar.com
Wed Sep 29 19:04:29 UTC 2004

> Is there any other documentation for setting up BuildBot other than the 
> readme and xhtml files in the package? I'm looking at implementing it 
> for our company, but am new to Python and having a heck of a time 
> figuring out some of the ins-and-outs (for instance, even the basic test 
> suite is failing all over the place, and how does one access the HTML 
> output pages?)

Not yet, alas. I'm working on providing a demonstration buildbot setup in the
source tree that you can just unpack and run (and then modify to build your
own project's sources). The demo will build the buildbot's sources, of
course, including the test suite, and will fetch them from sourceforge.net's
CVS server. This should be included in the upcoming 0.6.0 release, which I
intend to get out by the end of the month (i.e. Friday. it's becoming a very
busy week :).

The 0.5.0 test suite has a number of errors: I was a fool and didn't fix them
before packaging it. Check the list archive from about two weeks ago, I think
there was a message describing which ones could be safely ignored.

To see the HTML pages in 0.5.0, your configuration file needs to specify a
TCP port on which the internal web server should listen, like:

 c['webPortnum'] = 8080

Then you can point your web browser at <http://localhost:8080/> to see the

hope that gets you started,

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