[Python-Dev] Possible language summit topic: buildbots

ssteinerX@gmail.com ssteinerx at gmail.com
Sun Oct 25 15:35:14 CET 2009

On Oct 25, 2009, at 9:50 AM, exarkun at twistedmatrix.com wrote:
> Actually setting one up in the first place might take a bit longer,  
> since it involves installing the necessary software and making sure  
> everything's set up right, but the actual slave configuration itself  
> is one command:
> buildbot create-slave <path> <master address> <slave name> <slave  
> password>

I have written a Fabric script for the distutils-buildbot project (on  
bitbucket, under Tarek) that puts everything necessary up onto an  
Ubuntu server, runs all the build steps, and fires up the buildbot.

Obviously it will have to be modified to correctly configure other  
types of servers but the implementation should be fairly trivial for  
someone who could have done it by hand in the first place.    Once  
it's done, it's in the script and may require an occasional tweak but  
not much more.

The next step is to have the slaves themselves created in the cloud,  
fired up and then report to the mother ship that they're available.   
This last step is the one that doesn't seem to be supported by the  
current system.



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