Adding builder priority to Buildbot 0.7.10

I’m currently managing the automated build/test system for my project (the most recent of many hats that I’ve been required to wear during my tenure). We are using Buildbot to manage the builds for three platforms (Windows, Linux, Mac OS X), two architectures (32-bit and 64-bit), and four branches of development (one new product, two branches of a legacy product, and N-number of growing private developer branches). Doing the numbers, and trying to apply the result to six available machines for performing automated builds and test cases, it becomes clear that some level of priority management is needed to ensure the higher-priority builds complete before the lower-priority are serviced.

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