[Pybots] Welcome to the Pybots mailing list

Grig Gheorghiu grig at gheorghiu.net
Wed Aug 16 16:30:16 PDT 2006


This is the mailing list for the Pybots project, short for "Python
Community Buildbots". The idea behind the project is to allow people to
run unit tests for their Python projects, while using Python binaries
built from the very latest source code from the Python subversion

The idea originated from Glyph, of Twisted fame. He sent out a message
to the python-dev mailing list
in which he said:

"I would like to propose, although I certainly don't have time to
implement, a program by which Python-using projects could contribute
buildslaves which would run their projects' tests with the latest
Python trunk.  This would provide two useful incentives: Python code
would gain a reputation as generally well-tested (since there is a
direct incentive to write tests for your project: get notified when
core python changes might break it), and the core developers would have
instant feedback when a "small" change breaks more code than it was
expected to."

Well, Neal Norwitz made this happen by setting up a buildmaster process
on one of the servers maintained by the PSF. He graciously allowed me
to maintain this buildmaster, and I already added a buildslave which
runs the Twisted unit tests (in honor of Glyph, who was the originator
of this idea) every time a check-in is made in the python trunk.

I will send out another message with instructions on setting up a
buildslave, for people who are interested in running unit tests for
their own projects.

In the mean time, here is the community buildbot Web status page:


Please send a message to this list if you are interested in
contributing to this project. Any help is greatly appreciated.


Grig Gheorghiu


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