[Buildbot-devel] Please Help configuring BuildBot

Charles Lepple clepple at gmail.com
Sun Dec 21 17:04:14 UTC 2008

On Sun, Dec 21, 2008 at 8:16 AM, Alexey Eremenko <al4321 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Conceptual problem: I do not understand the difference between
> builders and bots, even after reading documentation
> is it a mystery.

Ah, I think I see what you mean about "bots" in master.cfg. I think
that every time you see "bot" in the config file, you can assume it
means "buildslave"

A buildslave can work for several builders. (Also, a builder can have
multiple buildslaves, but that doesn't seem to apply to your

So if you want to have several different types of builds, you can set
up builders that all reference the buildslave on localhost.

If those builders are all triggered by a single event (such as a git
checkin), you might want to serialize them with a slave lock:


- Charles Lepple

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