[Buildbot-devel] Manual Scheduler trigger?

Ian Peters-Campbell mahatmamanic at gmail.com
Tue Feb 3 21:12:49 UTC 2009


Following your advice I've set up IRC on the buildserver (handy since the
company wanted an internal IRC network anyhow.)  I'm ready to start
instantiating some IRC Bots, but I'm not seeing an easy way to limit the
builders each IRC bot has access to.

To clarify, what I would like to do is have a separate channel for each
project/dev team here at the office, and have a bot capable of performing
all of the builds for that specific project reside in the channel.  The
channel could then be locked to ensure that only team members could fire off
builds, and the build results would alwas be listed in the appropriate

Is there an easy way through existing code to create bots with a subset of
builders that would allow this, or will I need to extend the bot
functionality to get that behavior?


On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 1:21 PM, Stephen Milner <smilner at redhat.com> wrote:

> Hello Ian,
> The way I do manual builds with our dev teams is with the IRC bots. When a
> dev lead is ready to have something built they fire it off in IRC and it
> goes through whatever build/test/package/etc.. steps that are defined.
> Why not have two build targets .... one for internal team building (builds
> on all check ins and/or when developers say build) and one for cutting a
> release that pushes it up to the company wide repository? That way your not
> adding in build related data to check-ins.
> As of right now I believe there is only an XMLRPC interface to see status,
> but not to kick off new builds and things like that ... but that sounds like
> a good addition that could be done.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ian Peters-Campbell" <mahatmamanic at gmail.com>
> To: Buildbot-devel at lists.sourceforge.net
> Sent: Friday, January 30, 2009 4:01:58 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
> Subject: [Buildbot-devel] Manual Scheduler trigger?
> Does anyone have any advice regarding setting up manual triggers for
> Schedulers/Builders? During setup I would really like to get the kinks
> worked out of the system without spamming check-ins to our SVN repository,
> so if there was a good quick way to order the Buildmaster to fire off a
> particular Builder at will it would help. I guess I could swap in a
> PeriodicScheduler with a short period to test with, but if there's an easy
> way to trigger from the command line that would be preferable.
> On a related note, my final goal is to have continuous integration builds
> put together after each check-in, but for those to only be published to the
> development team for the particular project. I would then like a way to
> specify a "published" build that is packaged and placed on a company-wide
> server, and that notifies a wider portion of the dev team including PM and
> QA. My "best" ideas so far were to have either an SVN commit message tag
> which tagged the build as public, or a README/release notes file that was
> watched by a scheduler for the public release. I assume that others have
> dealt with similar issues, and I am wondering if anyone has suggestions as
> to the cleanest way to manage this?
> Thanks
> Ian
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