[Buildbot-devel] RFC: more flexible web status display

Brian Warner warner-buildbot at lothar.com
Wed Apr 12 07:28:19 UTC 2006

>From: John Pye <john.pye at student.unsw.edu.au>
> On the broader topic, I wonder if there's been any progress on using
> 'live status clients' to provide blame notification eg via Yahoo IM or
> MSN etc, or via a dedicated app as in the following (MantisConnect):
> http://www.futureware.biz/mantisconnect/screenshots.php

We've got 'buildbot statusgui', which uses Gtk to display a
two-box-per-Builder realtime status display. It's more of a demo app than
anything else, really, but it could provide a start towards writing a more
full-featured status client.

Twisted provides protocol support to do IM notification on a variety of
networks, but I haven't gotten around to taking advantage of it yet. I know
some folks who would like to get AIM notification of build failures, so that
will probably be the first to get written.

I've no idea how to write code that interfaces with the windows taskbar. Any
idea what kind of network protocol that could use? The statusgui speaks PB to
the buildmaster.. would it be easier for someone to write notification
applets if the buildmaster also spoke some other kind of protocol? XMLRPC?

The short answer: nope, no progress yet. But it'd be cool to have :).


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