[Buildbot-devel] Best practices for testing buildbot config?

William Deegan bill at baddogconsulting.com
Tue Jul 19 17:21:09 UTC 2011


As my buildbot config gets more complex, I find it's more desirable to have some way to fully test changes, both to the config and with newer versions of Buildbot.

I'm wondering if anyone has some suggestions on how best to do this?

Currently I detect if an environment variable is set when I launch buildbot, and that reassign's the ports used by buildbot.
I'm thinking this could also be used to switch from using active BuildSteps to ones which mock out their functionality.

Once I have this configured, it would be trivial to have a meta-buildbot pull the latest buildbot/master code and run it against my config so I can file bugs on buildbot..


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