[Buildbot-devel] OpenWengo Code Camp participation proposal

Brian Warner warner-buildbot at lothar.com
Wed Jun 21 18:34:08 UTC 2006

Hi all.. I've been out of town for a few days, sorry I didn't respond to this

> we decided to setup our own event, called OpenWengo Code Camp. It will
> start pretty soon (probably tomorrow). During this event, we'd like to
> sponsor a software development effort to enhance buildbot's
> functionnalities, and we identified the SQL backend as a good candidate.

Excellent! My heartfelt thanks go out to everyone at OpenWengo for
contributing so much to this project. You folks rock.

None of Google's SoC students ended up doing a Buildbot project, so the field
is wide open. The SQL backend is an excellent choice, as everybody wants it
(starting with me!), SQL is one of those things that a lot of students know
and are taught these days, and it's probably a reasonable scope for
completion over the summer. Some other projects I mentioned back in my
6-May-2006 email include Problem Tracking, better tracking of build metrics
like memory footprint and code size, some sort of code-coverage display,
better IM clients, and maybe a Trac plugin. A number of these will be a lot
easier to write once the SQL backend is in place.

Also take a look at the sf.net project page in the "Enhancement Request"
section[1], as there are some good project ideas in there. Some of those are
probably a bit small for a summer project, but they might give you some
inspiration. Please post any ideas you have here so the user community can
jump in on which features are in the highest demand.

And of course I'm eager and willing to help out any students who take on one
of these projects. The better communication we have with anybody writing
buildbot code, the better the chances we can get that code into the trunk
where everyone can take advantage of it.

cheers, and thanks again to OpenWengo for putting so much time (and money)
into the Buildbot!


[1]: https://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=73177&atid=537004

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