From the Buildbot project page:

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.

The webstatus display of mcabber buildbot is available at there are several views accessible on the page showing information about current and past builds. Command output is logged so if there is a build problem You will be able to see the log files directly via the web interface.

Anyone can join the buildbot farm. If You are interested in commiting Your resources to make sure that mcabber compiles across a wider range of platforms then please contact me via email at or jabber

Contact mulander if You notice any problems with the Buildbot or the appropriate administrator if the problem relates to a specific Build slave.

For now mcabber doesn't have any tests that the bot could automatically run but it's planned to add some in the long run.

The mcabber-lm repository was setup first as it is supposed to be merged soon into the official repository. If time allows more build slaves will be setup for other forks of the project.

This page will be constantly updated with more specific details.