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BuildBot: build/test automation
  http://buildbot.net
  Brian Warner <warner-buildbot @ lothar . com>
  Dustin J. Mitchell <dustin@v.igoro.us>

Abstract:

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. By running the builds on a variety of platforms, developers
who do not have the facilities to test their changes everywhere before
checkin will at least know shortly afterwards whether they have broken the
build or not. Warning counts, lint checks, image size, compile time, and
other build parameters can be tracked over time, are more visible, and
are therefore easier to improve.

The overall goal is to reduce tree breakage and provide a platform to run
tests or code-quality checks that are too annoying or pedantic for any human
to waste their time with. Developers get immediate (and potentially public)
feedback about their changes, encouraging them to be more careful about
testing before checkin.


Buildslave:

This package contains only the buildslave implementation.  The buildbot package
contains the buildmaster as well as a complete set of documentation.

See http://buildbot.net for more information and for an online version of the
Buildbot documentation.