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

Scott Lamb slamb at slamb.org
Thu Apr 13 17:33:02 UTC 2006

On Apr 13, 2006, at 12:29 AM, Brian Warner wrote:
> From: "Niklaus Giger" <Niklaus.Giger at netstal.com>
>> I will give it a try. Probably not in the next two days but before  
>> two weeks.
> Excellent!
> Look at buildbot/changes/p4poller.py to get started: you'll be  
> creating a
> twisted.application.service.Service subclass, and using a  
> LoopingCall to get
> the repeat-over-and-over behavior, which starts only after  
> startService() has
> been invoked. You'll need to use utils.getProcessOutput() just like in
> p4poller to invoke "svn log --xml" correctly (without blocking the  
> rest of
> the buildmaster).

Hey, if you're going to be using p4poller as an example, use the  
attached one instead. It makes some improvements:

- it understands branches. The next path component after your base is  
taken to be the path name. (I haven't looked at how the Subversion  
push one works; maybe its way is similar.) It makes a dictionary as  
it goes in case a single Perforce change contains changes to multiple  
branches and thus needs to be mapped to multiple buildbot Change  

- it reports error return from p4. (Try it when P4PORT points to a  
socket in which nothing is listening.)

- it gets the results back from the first poll. This is the SIGCHLD  
problem I mailed the list about a couple days ago.

- it won't launch a new "p4 changes" if the last one hasn't finished.  
(In other words, if the server is struggling, it doesn't make matters  

This is part of a patch in progress.

Scott Lamb <http://www.slamb.org/>

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