[Buildbot-devel] the value of buildbot CI with a readonly source repository?

Marc-Antoine Ruel maruel at google.com
Tue Jun 1 13:24:54 UTC 2010

It depends what branch you want to track but assuming you are tracking
their master, you could pull every hour with a cron job. I guess at 1h
rate they won't mind.

Then you can add a hook on your git clone.

FYI, you can also use a git poller.


Le 29 mai 2010 09:49, Robert P. J. Day <rpjday at crashcourse.ca> a écrit :
>  as a beginner to CI, let me apologize for asking what is probably a
> very silly question.  i'd like to get started with buildbot but the
> project that i want to apply it to hasn't started yet, so i was
> wondering if one could at least *practice* using buildbot on a
> publicly-available (but readonly) project.  for example, the linux
> kernel source.
>  i've got a git clone of the kernel source and have been building my
> own kernels for quite some time, but i have no write access to the
> main repo, so it's not clear if my question even makes sense.
>  as i understand it, the whole point of CI is to add hooks to VC
> checkins to trigger builds when someone makes a commit.  but if we're
> talking about the kernel source repo, i really can't do anything
> beyond just manually pulling to update whenever i want, at which
> point continuous integration doesn't make much sense, does it?
>  and, yes, i'm reading the manual as we speak.
> rday
> p.s.  i looked for a more basic user-level buildbot list before asking
> on this one.
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