[Buildbot-devel] [waterfall] Can build page be reordered?

Stephen Davis subversion at soundgeek.org
Tue May 9 00:17:11 UTC 2006

[apologies if you get this twice, I had some list signup troubles  
this morning when switching email addresses]

buildbot 0.7.2

In the html waterfall page for a particular build, the order of stuff  
shown is:

Project URL
Build <build name>: #N
Resubmit Build:
Steps and Logfiles:
All Changes:

Most of the time, I want to see the reason, result, blame list, and  
the list of changes.  The various log files and steps are already  
available from the front page of the waterfall so they seem redundant  

I can rejigger my own copy of the master to re-order these items but  
wanted to ask others on the list if they do or do not like the  
current default order.

What I would like to propose is moving at least the following items  
after the "All Changes" group:

Resubmit Build:
Steps and Logfiles:

Initially, I was all for moving the Sourcestamp section too because  
all it shows me is "Changes: see below."  I looked at the Twisted &  
VLC buildbots and they show the same behavior (i.e. no unique info in  
the SourceStamp area).  I did some digging and it appears that  
getSourceStamp() from the build object is not returning a revision so  
the SourceStamp area would probably be more useful if it were.  The  
gstreamer/spamassasin/ethereal/Nuxeo/Zope buildbots don't have the  
SourceStamp line but they are only running 0.6.x so this appears to  
be new for the 0.7.x series.


P.S.  The Mono project is apparently writing their own buildbot in  
Perl (ick) even though they are currently running a buildbot.   
Traitors!  :-)

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