[Buildbot-devel] setting the description field for ShellCommand

Dobes Vandermeer dobesv at gmail.com
Mon Nov 7 20:09:58 UTC 2005

On 11/6/05, Brian Warner <warner-buildbot at lothar.com> wrote:
> > This lets me write steps like this in the master.cfg file:
> >
> > s(step.DescribedShellCommand,
> >                 command = ["cp", "foo/bar/baz/Makefile.foo", "."],
> >                 description = ["build", "prep"],
> >                 descriptionDone = ["prep done"])
> So, um, did you try doing exactly this with the normal step.ShellCommand? I
> just tried that and it seems to work just fine. I had assumed there was a bug
> in the way it used self.__class__.parms (I can no longer remember why I
> didn't use just self.parms), but when I went to run a test, it seems like
> there isn't actually a bug there.
> What problem did you run into that required the custom subclass?

It does look like you can set description and descriptionDone
manually.  My changes allowed setting name instead, which is what I've
been using, but perhaps this was just a misunderstanding of the
documentation on my part...

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