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

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Sat May 29 13:49:27 UTC 2010

  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.


p.s.  i looked for a more basic user-level buildbot list before asking
on this one.


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