[Buildbot-devel] Please Help configuring BuildBot

Charles Lepple clepple at gmail.com
Mon Dec 22 13:36:36 UTC 2008

On Mon, Dec 22, 2008 at 3:35 AM, Alexey Eremenko <al4321 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> OK - so if I have 2 applications that I want to build and 1
>>> bot/buildslave then I need 2 builders or 2 factories?
>> 2 builders, each with a factory specific to that application.
> In what cases I only need 2 builders and 1 factory or only 2 factories
> with 1 builder?
> This is not clear in documentation.

2 builders, 1 factory: makes sense if you want to compare two
different configurations (operating systems, versions of Python or
other dependencies, etc.) The steps would be the same (using the same
factory) but you would want to show the results in two different
columns, like on Buildbot's own Buildbot waterfall:


As seen at the end of this section:


a builder only takes one factory, so 2 factories and 1 builder doesn't
work. (However, for a 2 builder/1 factory setup, it would make sense
to assign the builders to separate buildslaves, otherwise you would
need something other than the factory to distinguish between the

- Charles Lepple

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