[Buildbot-devel] [RFC+PATCH] Building from a merged source tree

Eli Carter eli.carter at commprove.com
Tue Oct 24 15:07:53 UTC 2006

> All,
> We do development on a branch, then merge to trunk when a task is
> completed.  This allows us to prevent breaking trunk (most of the time).
> But merge conflicts and integration bugs can bite you.  So, I want to use
> buildbot to do a test build of the proposed merged tree.
> So I need buildbot to checkout trunk and merge in the branch, then do the
> build, test, etc. steps.
> To do that, I added a 'merge' mode to the SourceBase class, and
> implemented it for SVN.  The attached patch is my first run at it, has
> been only lightly tested, and does little error checking.  Even so, any
> and all feedback on this is welcome.  In particular, is this approach
> valid?  Is it something that (after being cleaned up) would be viable for
> inclusion in the official tree?
> The patch is against Sourceforge CVS.

Updated patch.  It still needs a lot of cleanup, but this version will
detect merge conflicts and fail the SVN step.

eli.carter at commprove.com
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