[Buildbot-devel] Reconfiguring buildbot via SVN checkins?

Christian Unger christian.unger at mac.com
Wed Feb 6 08:52:48 UTC 2008

On Feb 6, 2008, at 9:29 AM, A.T.Hofkamp wrote:

> Christian Unger wrote:
>> Say you want to build a project and it's dependencies, you have to
>> list these steps in you master.cfg.
>> It would be so cool to keep the configuration of the factory as part
>> of the source checkout, so that the factory automatically imports  
>> this
>> configuration on the slave.
>> thoughts?
> Just one.
> How are you going to build your code at your client machine without  
> first
> installing buildbot?
> (I think the source code itself should be smar enough to build  
> itself rather
> than the build environment).
> Sincerely,
> Albert

True, but you'd have to tell buildbot what to build in either case and  
which steps should follow afterwards –
like tarring the results and probably posting them to a server.

If you have the slaves connected, they should be smart enough to read  
the configuration of the factory from the source checkout.
This way you would be independent in configuring the factory and you  
could reflect changes in your setup without reconfiguring or  
restarting the master.

Which makes it way easier to set up slaves out of a pool of already  
attached but not used slaves.

christian unger

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