[Python-Dev] 2.3.6 for the unicode buffer overrun

Brian Warner warner at lothar.com
Fri Oct 13 07:18:33 CEST 2006

"Gregory P. Smith" <greg at electricrain.com> writes:

> as for buildbot, i haven't looked at its design but from the chatter
> i've seen i was under the impression that it operates on a continually
> updated sandbox rather than a 100% fresh checkout for each build?

It's a configuration option. If you use mode="update" then your builds will
re-use the same source directory over and over, if you use mode="clobber"
then your builds will get a brand new checkout each time, and if you use
mode="copy" then the source is updated in-place in one directory, but each
build is performed from a copy of that checkout. Each offers different
tradeoffs between disk usage, network usage, and which sorts of Makefile bugs
they are likely to discover.

 -Brian (Buildbot author)

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