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

Brian Warner warner-buildbot at lothar.com
Wed Apr 12 08:08:44 UTC 2006

> I tried the statusgui but can't connect. There doesn't seem to be a way
> to specify a password for connecting, so I get this error:

You have to have a buildbot.status.client.PBListener in your c['status']
list, listening on a distinct port, e.g.:


Then you should be able to connect with:

 buildbot statusgui -m hostname:8012

It uses a hardcoded username/password (I'm not even sure what they are, to be
honest). The "UnauthorizedLogin" error probably means that it doesn't
recognize the username, which probably means you're connecting to the
slaveport instead.

(one of these days I'd like to make everything listen on the same port, but
at the moment PBListener wants to have its own port).

> I guess that the easiest thing might be the IM notification approach.
> But another approach with the taskbar would be  possible. For windows:
> http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/Cookbook/Python/Recipe/334779
> For GNOME, as a 'notification applet' in PyGTK:
> http://pygtk.org/articles/applets_arturogf/
> Also, using C#:
> http://www.codeproject.com/cs/miscctrl/taskbarnotifier.asp

cool, I'll try to take a look at those.


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