[Buildbot-devel] Why 3-level separation?

Axel Hecht l10n.moz at googlemail.com
Wed Feb 11 13:33:04 UTC 2009

2009/2/11 Alexey Eremenko <al4321 at gmail.com>

> Hi All !
> I have read the docs, but I am still struggling to understand why
> BuildBot has 3 level hierarchy (factory/builder/build-slave) ?
> Why two levels hierarchy is not enough (factory/build-slave) ?

You can use the same factory for builders on different platforms.

A factory describes what the build does, a builder describes which of those
builds you do, and each has a bunch of buildslaves to actually execute those

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