[Buildbot-devel] Enable force build of arbitrary revision

Nathaniel Smith njs at pobox.com
Thu Oct 20 23:14:06 UTC 2005

On Thu, Oct 20, 2005 at 03:51:37PM -0700, Brian Warner wrote:
> >From: Brad Hards <bradh at frogmouth.net>
> > During investigation in support of the SVN rework I recently suggested,
> > I implemented a simple change that allows the ability to force build of an
> > arbitrary revision from the web interface.
> > 
> > This is a bit nasty, in that I'm modifying a deprecated API, but it might 
> > still be of general use.
> I'm incorporating parts of your patch in now, during the build-on-branch
> developement I'm trying to finish up before 0.7.0 can get released. If
> enabled, you'll be able to build a specific branch and/or revision from web
> page or via the IRC bot.

Any chance we could get a "redo last build" button while you're in
there?  "build HEAD" doesn't work for us (because we have no unique
head), and I'm a little dubious about putting up a "build arbitrary
revision" button.  But "try again" would be perfect for common use
cases like testing a new slave or getting proper results for a build
that failed due to slave disconnect.

-- Nathaniel

So let us espouse a less contested notion of truth and falsehood, even
if it is philosophically debatable (if we listen to philosophers, we
must debate everything, and there would be no end to the discussion).
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