[Python-Dev] Promoting PCbuild8 (Was: Python 2.5 performance)

Kristján V. Jónsson kristjan at ccpgames.com
Tue Oct 17 17:09:45 CEST 2006

Okay, a buildbot then doesn't sound quite that scary.  Any info somewhere on how to set one up on a windows box?

I Also wasn't suggesting that we change the PCBuild directory, since I think we definitely want to keep the old support.  But I agree that getting regular builds running would be a good thing.  An x64 box would be ideal to build both the x86 and x64 versions on.  A single bot can manage many platforms, right?

I would also need to get the _msi and _sqlite3 modules building (which I haven't yet, since I didn't get their sources.)


> -----Original Message-----
> From: "Martin v. Löwis" [mailto:martin at v.loewis.de] 
> Sent: 16. október 2006 19:38
> To: Kristján V. Jónsson
> Cc: Anthony Baxter; python-dev at python.org
> Subject: Re: [Python-Dev] Promoting PCbuild8 (Was: Python 2.5 
> performance)
> Kristján V. Jónsson schrieb:
> > I must confess that I am not familiar with the buildbots.  
> The challenge and work-load is primarily initially in setting 
> it up; in this case (for PCbuild8), there is work for both 
> the master and the slave sides (probably, new scripts in 
> Tools/buildbot will have to be created).
> > I could
> > imagine that it would be difficult to set up internally due to 
> > security concerns, but I can voice the issue here.
> It's not mandatory, of course: neither that there is a 
> PCbuild8 buildbot at all, or that it is hosted at ccpgames. 
> It just would reduce the chance that breakage of PCbuild8 
> goes unnoticed for long.
> As for the security concerns: the buildbot slave actively 
> opens a networking connection to the master; you don't have 
> to open any additional ports on your firewalls. Of course, 
> the master can send the slave arbitrary commands to execute, 
> so if the master is taken over by some attacker, that 
> attacker could easily get control over all slaves also 
> (except that you want to run the slave in a restricted 
> account, so that the attacker would have to find a hole in 
> the slave's operating system, also, before taking the machine 
> over completely).
> As for making VS 2005 "more official": you also might have 
> meant that the PCbuild directory should be converted to VS 2005.
> That would have a number of implications (on the buildbots, 
> on changes to Tools/msi, and on potential usage of VS 2007 
> for Python 2.6), which need to be discussed when somebody 
> actually proposes such a change.
> Regards,
> Martin

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