[Buildbot-devel] redundant array of inexpensive buildslaves

Sebastian Kuzminsky seb at highlab.com
Thu Nov 13 15:57:17 UTC 2008

Hi folks, i'm setting up a buildbot for an open-source project.  I think 
i will eventually want about 50 distinct builds, on 6 or so *different* 
buildslaves.  I've started setting it up; so far I have 12 builds on two 
different buildslaves.  Each buildslave runs as a virtual machine.

What i'd really like to do is email copies of these virtual machines to 
other volunteers in the project and have them run them whenever 
possible.  I think this is not easily doable currently, because each 
buildslave needs a unique name, and needs its own entry in the builders' 
'buildslaves'.  So currently each person who wants to contribute cycles 
to the buildbot would need to tweak the buildslave in the VM to have a 
unique name, and then I'd have to tweak the buildmaster to add that 
buildslave to the appropriate builders.

Is there a better way to do what I'm trying to do?

Sebastian Kuzminsky

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