[Buildbot-devel] Splitting slave from master

tom fogal tfogal at alumni.unh.edu
Tue Jun 15 15:19:46 UTC 2010

"Dustin J. Mitchell" <dustin at zmanda.com> writes:
>> That feels ... wrong.  There has already been a buildbot-0.8.0
>> containing all that code with a particular package
>> layout.  Releasing another 0.8.0 tarball with a different package
>> structure feels very risky to me, even if the name on the tarball is
>> different.
> I was thinking about that, but the buildbot-slave-0.8.0 is the same
> code, and thus the same bugs.  There's a lot of need for a package
> like this, because I think that the necessity of installing extra
> dependencies is holding a lot of folks back from upgrading their
> slaves.

How things are packaged changes for a distro though, right?

> I'm not sure I see a real problem here, nor much chance for
> confusion.  And certainly after 0.8.1, any confusion will dissipate.

Though I don't know the details on the change... I'm with Greg on this

Why not just release buildbot 0.8.1, with the only change being that
master and slave are split?  There's no rule that tons of new features
need to be added && bugs need to be fixed for a release, right? ;)


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