[Buildbot-devel] upcoming "build on branches" feature

Nathaniel Smith njs at pobox.com
Fri Jun 10 08:26:31 UTC 2005

On Tue, May 24, 2005 at 03:53:37PM -0700, Brian Warner wrote:
> Here are my notes on the feature I'm starting on this week. The details still
> need some working out, but I wanted to share what I'm thinking so everybody
> can chime in. I'll be doing this work on a branch, so that "0.7.0" will be
> the first release to contain the new code (even if there are 0.6.7-0.6.9
> bugfix releases first). My goal is to include the long-discussed "try"
> feature in that release as well, since it is a natural extension of the
> "build this branch" framework.

The sort of branch support that I would find most immediately useful
would be, to allow changes to be associated with particular branches,
and then allow builders to also be associated with particular
branches.  So I could do things like set up some builders for a stable
branch, and some for a development branch.  This stuff where a
single builder switches back and forth between branches seems very
confusing to interpret to me, and hard to control -- you get into
access permissions on who's allowed to choose what gets built, etc...

-- Nathaniel

Details are all that matters; God dwells there, and you never get to
see Him if you don't struggle to get them right. -- Stephen Jay Gould

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