[Buildbot-devel] variant builds?

Dustin J. Mitchell dustin at zmanda.com
Tue Nov 18 02:52:22 UTC 2008

On Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 8:49 PM, Ian Zimmerman <itz at sproutsys.com> wrote:
> Is there *really* a way to create a "variant build"?  As far as I know,
> builds can only be configured by constructing a BuildFactory and adding
> steps to it at configuration time, which (almost by definition) gives
> you an "invariant build".  In fact the inability to vary the definition
> and number of build steps at runtime according to circumstances is my
> biggest complaint about buildbot.  I always have to work around it by
> writing stupid little shell scripts and using ShellCommand steps where
> something else, like a Source step, would be more natural.  Hence my
> question ...

No, to my knowledge there is no such facility.  I agree that this is a
limitation :)


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