[Buildbot-devel] Buildbot 1.0: The Shimmering Vision

Dustin J. Mitchell dustin at v.igoro.us
Mon Oct 10 03:18:47 UTC 2011

On Sun, Oct 9, 2011 at 9:49 PM, Dan Kegel <dank at kegel.com> wrote:
> In retrospect, I think the thing that was really missing back then was
> a good buildbot tutorial.  I just couldn't figure out how to set the damn
> thing up, and chromium.org's config (which I had used in practice) was
> not a gentle introduction.  Thankfully the current tutorial is pretty good,
> especially now that it documents how to set up a try server :-)

This is great to hear!  And thanks to Thomas Vander Stichele and Lukas
Blakk for their work on the tutorial.

> It would also be nice if one didn't have to read the source to
> find answers to questions about how to use buildbot, but
> again, that's probably asking a bit much.

Indeed, I think if I had a few people working full-time on Buildbot, a
lot of rough edges could be sanded off.  As it is, I've had to
prioritize, with most things ending up at the "would be nice" end of
the priority list.

> Thanks for such a useful tool, and for responding promptly to the bugs
> I've filed so far!

Sure, thanks for reporting the bugs, and for wrapping up this thread


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