[Python-Dev] Possible language summit topic: buildbots

C. Titus Brown ctb at msu.edu
Sun Oct 25 19:38:59 CET 2009

On Sun, Oct 25, 2009 at 07:32:52PM +0100, "Martin v. L?wis" wrote:
> > I've been trying to get some feedback about firing up buildbots on Cloud
> > Servers for a while now and haven't had much luck.  I'd love to find a
> > way of having buildbots come to life, report to the mother ship, do the
> > build, then go away 'till next time they're required.
> I'm not quite sure whom you have been trying to get feedback from, and
> can't quite picture your proposed setup from above description.
> In any case, ISTM that your approach isn't compatible with how buildbot
> works today (not sure whether you are aware of that): a build slave
> needs to stay connected all the time, so that the build master can
> trigger a build when necessary.

Hi Martin,

it shouldn't be difficult to cobble together a build script that spins up a
buildslave on EC2 and runs the tests there; I wrote something similar a
few years ago for an infrequently connected home machine.

C. Titus Brown, ctb at msu.edu

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