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

Philippe McLean philippe.mclean at gmail.com
Tue Jul 19 17:29:42 UTC 2011


- set up a second test buildbot server
- reduce complexity in buildbot config (move functionality into build tree
- do your testing when people aren't working/let them know

On Tue, Jul 19, 2011 at 10:21 AM, William Deegan
<bill at baddogconsulting.com>wrote:

> Greetings,
> 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..
> Thanks,
> Bill
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