[Buildbot-devel] New to buildbot

Dustin J. Mitchell dustin at v.igoro.us
Thu Apr 17 03:03:26 UTC 2014

On Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 12:04 PM, Peter Flood <info at whywouldwe.com> wrote:
> 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.

You should be able to use the %(src::branch)s with Interpolate to send
the branch to a command.

> 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.

That's correct.  A single slave can run builds for multiple builders
in parallel, but is limited to one build for each builder.

> 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
> https://wiki.jenkins-ci.org/download/attachments/54723106/bpp1.png

Builders have 'categories' which can be used to filter or group them
in the web display.


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