Flutterby™! : Buildbot

Next unread comment / Catchup all unread comments User Account Info | Logout | XML/Pilot/etc versions | Long version (with comments) | Weblog archives | Site Map | | Browse Topics


2007-12-12 17:01:38.232274+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Because one of the banes of my life right now is a commercial distributed automated build system that's written in [spit] Java[Wiki] that gives me no end of nightmares, I'm keeping my eyes open for other solutions. Buildbot:

The BuildBot is a system to automate the compile/test cycle required by most software projects to validate code changes. By automatically rebuilding and testing the tree each time something has changed, build problems are pinpointed quickly, before other developers are inconvenienced by the failure. The guilty developer can be identified and harassed without human intervention. ...

[ related topics: Software Engineering Pedal Power Bicycling ]

comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: made: 2007-12-15 08:57:09.608027+00 by: Brian


I just gave a talk about Buildbot at Apple.. they've got about 8 projects there using it. I'm absolutely delighted that my little project is getting so popular.

If you can mention it, which commercial build system are you using now? Also, there's a fairly good comparison chart at:


that might give you some more solutions to look at.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-12-17 21:40:49.204545+00 by: Dan Lyke

Pulse. It's fine, but it's Java, which means that the Subversion libraries do all sorts of wacky crap, their terminology and UI feels bizarre to me, and probably most of our issues with it are really that we're also using XCode, so the whole project manglement issues versus something straightforward like Makefiles just goes straight to heck.