[Python-Dev] Sad status of Python 3.x buildbots

Shorya Raj rajshorya at gmail.com
Wed Sep 3 05:09:12 CEST 2014

Hello all
I don't mind helping out with maintaining buildbots / other build machines.
Although I don't have a lot of experience with this sort of thing (I
usually just ran a Jenkins for my own work), I think it would be a useful
way to contribute. Let me know what I should do if you are all fine with

Shorya Raj

On Wed, Sep 3, 2014 at 2:52 PM, Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 3, 2014 at 12:47 PM, Stephen J. Turnbull <stephen at xemacs.org>
> wrote:
> > Nick Coghlan writes:
> >
> >  > Sorry, I haven't been a very good maintainer for that buildbot (the
> main
> >  > reason it never graduated to the "stable" list). If you send me your
> public
> >  > SSH key, I can add it (I think - if not, I can ask Luke to do it).
> >  > Alternatively, CentOS 6 may exhibit the same problem.
> >
> > I wonder how many of these buildbots could be maintained by the kind
> > of folks who show up on core-mentorship asking "how can I help?"
> >
> > Just a thought -- I wouldn't be surprised if the reaction is universal
> > horror and the answer is "Are you crazy?  Zero!  Z-E-R-O!!"
> >
> > And of course most want to write code, not sysadm.
> Maintaining a buildbot isn't hard. (Although one thing I'm not sure
> of: If my bot goes down for an extended period of time, is any sort of
> automated email sent to me? I don't often check their status.) But it
> does mean a measure of trust in some external entity, or else some
> very careful rules (mainly firewall), which not every coder will know
> about.
> ChrisA
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