[Buildbot-devel] Pure local builders

Marcus Lindblom macke at yar.nu
Wed Apr 22 12:23:03 UTC 2009

Al Nikolov wrote:
> Gavin wrote:
>> heh, I thought it was normal - at least I don't see a problem. As the
>> buildmaster already has buildbot installed, then to create a local
>> buildslave need only use the create buildslave step and your done.
>> I also think it good to use resources that a buildmaster on its own would
>> not make use of. But maybe I've misunderstood something.
> Looks like... Imagine a builder with no steps which in fact involve
> buildslave. Why on earth such builder depends on a buildslave? That
> proposed local buildslave will not execute anything.

It's the current design, where each builder requires a slave to run a build.

It will likely be addressed in 1.0 (which is beyond the horizon still).

If you need it earlier and won't like the dummy-master-slave approach, 
one needs to patch the scheduling system to trigger builders that only 
have master steps without a slave present.

I don't know if the current system can be easily hacked but you're 
welcome to try. :)


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