[Buildbot-devel] Splitting slave from master (downstream packaging)

A.T.Hofkamp a.t.hofkamp at tue.nl
Thu Jun 17 12:57:51 UTC 2010

Charles Lepple wrote:
> On Jun 17, 2010, at 7:55 AM, A.T.Hofkamp wrote:
>>> I'm thinking mainly about people who are upgrading from 0.8.0, who
>>> will be surprised by the missing slave functionality.
>> So when are they not surprised enough any more to make the split?
> Not sure I see where you are going with that.

You seem worried that people upgrading are too surprised to understand that they need 
'buildbot-slave' to get slaves installed. So you make a 'buildbot' package for them.

My question is, if now is not a good time for the split for those users, when is it a good time?
with 0.8.1, 0.8.2, 0.9, 0.10, 0.11, 1.0, never?

As I see it, post-poning the split is not solving anything, it is only delaying their surprise.
So there are only a few useful options imho.


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