[Buildbot-devel] Buildbot can do tests

Pierre Tardy tardyp at gmail.com
Thu Jun 18 09:58:45 UTC 2015


I see a lot of misunderstanding about buildbot being a tool only designed
for doing builds and cannot run a testfarm. (

Indeed, buildbot is initially created to do builds, and all the glossary is
around builds. We got buildsets that turn into buildrequests that turn into
builds, and set buildproperties.

Actually, buildbot is really a generic job scheduler, and is great at
managing slaves, and storing the logs of arbitrary jobs.

Some of my colleagues are working on building a TestFarm manager using
buildbot nine.
This is running great, and they are having very nice results, thanks to the
plugin design of the UI.
But one of the feedback of their users is that it is written 'build'
everywhere in the UI, while they are only controlling testfarm, using
builds that have been done in another buildbot master.

I wonder how I can help them configuring the UI, so that 'build' is
replaced by 'job' everywhere.

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