[Buildbot-devel] New to buildbot

Peter Flood info at whywouldwe.com
Mon Apr 14 16:04:24 UTC 2014


I've been looking at bb today as an alternative to jenkins, it looks 
great but I don't get how it would work for my current circumstances.

The project is python so there's no compiling in multiple environments. 
Our workflow goes something like this

* feature branch build (runs tests)
* build qa environment (for manual qa)
* merge branch

I want be able to pass the branch name(s) as parameters to the builds 
but I'm not seeing an obvious way to do that. I don't want to edit 
master.cfg for each new branch.

I want to be able to run multiple builds at the same time (on the same 
host), maybe as many as 5 at the same time (however all builds will be 
started manually). This seems possible via multiple slaves, my goal is 
concurrency so it doesn't matter which slave runs which build.

Additionally, I'd like to be able to visually group the builds already 
run for each branch, currently we use the jenkins build pipeline plugin, 
is there anything similar for bb? See 

Any comments and suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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