[Buildbot-devel] Buildbot with virtual machines

Trevor Strohman strohman at cs.umass.edu
Fri Aug 18 13:30:21 UTC 2006

> you can do everything that is doable via shell commands.
> so you could have kind of a "meta slave" which always runs on  
> buildbot, checks out sourccs, starts virtual machines and lets them  
> run on those sources.
> from a buildbot point of view, this would always be regarded as one  
> build though.

I see--I guess that's true, although it seems like that reduces  
buildbot's usefulness to me.  I'm impressed with buildbot's  
reporting, and in this case I'd get just one report for all the  
platforms instead of one per platform.  But, still, it might end up  
being the right choice.

> ps: which software do you use for the vms?

VMWare Server (the free one).

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