[Python-Dev] Possible language summit topic: buildbots

exarkun at twistedmatrix.com exarkun at twistedmatrix.com
Sun Oct 25 19:45:53 CET 2009




On 06:32 pm, martin at v.loewis.de 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.
>
>So if your setup requires the slaves to shut down after a build, I 
>don't
>think this can possibly work.

This is supported in recent versions of BuildBot with a special kind of 
slave:

http://djmitche.github.com/buildbot/docs/0.7.11/#On_002dDemand- 
_0028_0022Latent_0022_0029-Buildslaves

Jean-Paul


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