[Buildbot-devel] Looking for suggestions (TrySchedulers - Buildbot 0.9)

Dustin J. Mitchell dustin at v.igoro.us
Mon Jan 19 16:25:29 UTC 2015

Yes, at the moment the try schedulers have a fairly intricate
interface with Buildbot via Perspective Broker.  If you didn't want to
install Buildbot, but were comfortable installing Twisted and some
custom Python code, you could emulate `buildbot try` without too much


On Fri, Jan 16, 2015 at 9:20 AM, Francesco Di Mizio
<francescodimizio at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello there,
> in the past at the company I was working for we used to have a buildbot
> based system mainly used for CL validation (making sure it compiles before
> checking it in).
> This was based on a minimalistic webpage that would in turn call some
> buildbot python api to a add a change to BB (it might have been
> addSourceStamp) so that it would show up on the left side of the waterfall.
> The schedulers being used were AnyBranchSchedulers. Without a successful
> 'test' a p4 trigger would prevent you from checking in.
> That approach can somehow be compared to
> https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromium/tools/build/+/master/scripts/master/try_job_base.py
> I've then noticed that Buildbot comes with TrySchedulers. I am now in the
> middle of setting up something very similar to what I described above and
> was wondering if I can get away with it by using TrySchdulers.
> As far as I understand by reading the docs, a developer needs to run
> 'buildbot try', which I'd assume requires buildbot to be set up on their
> machine, which is a requirement I would like to avoid. Please correct me if
> I am wrong.
> Also I've been following http://nine.buildbot.net/#/ with interest. Since
> it's going to take a while to set all up, can it make sense for me to start
> off with 0.9 directly?
> Cheers,
>  Francesco
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