[Buildbot-devel] New Source Steps

Dustin J. Mitchell dustin at v.igoro.us
Fri Aug 12 00:05:22 UTC 2011

On Thu, Aug 11, 2011 at 7:00 PM, Ian Zimmerman <itz at buug.org> wrote:
> What is the rationale for moving this functionality to the master?
> And how does it even work, given that eventually the checked out source
> files have to end up on the slave for a build to proceed?

I think you've misunderstood - this moves the *logic* to the master.
The source is still checked out on the slave.

The idea is that we can much better control the behavior of the steps,
including adding more complex behavior, without coordinating master
and slave versions (and all the pain of backward and forward
compatibility that requires).


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