[Python-Dev] Windows buildbot (Was: buildbot failure in x86 W2k trunk)

Titus Brown titus at caltech.edu
Wed May 23 21:17:55 CEST 2007

On Wed, May 23, 2007 at 12:08:52PM -0700, Trent Mick wrote:
-> Thomas Heller wrote:
-> >> Are there others that can provide a Windows buildbot? It would probably 
-> >> be good to have two -- and a WinXP one would be good.
-> > 
-> > How much work is it to set one up, and to maintain it?  Maybe I can offer an XP VMWare image.
-> It has been a while since I set it up. Tim did so at about the same time 
-> and wrote down his steps to setup... but I can't find the reference to 
-> those instructions right now.
-> I've found maintenance to be low -- just have to have to start a cmd 
-> shell and run the buildbot slave command. However, that may be because 
-> the box on which it is running isn't one I use regularly, so I don't 
-> have to worry about accidentally killing the process, frequent reboots 
-> or anything like that.
-> I'll try to dig around and see what I can find for setup instructions.

It's mildly tricky to install, but very easy to set up a slave process;
I have several.

I can offer an image, but what kills me is the maintenance.  It's rarely
a big deal -- reboot after some updates, install some startup scripts,
etc. -- but when it *does* require an effort I hate it off because I dislike
Windows so intensely ;).  Not a good reason, I know, but...


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