[Buildbot-devel] BuildFactory.addStep()

Stefan Seefeld seefeld at sympatico.ca
Tue Jan 2 14:39:51 UTC 2007

Hi there,

I'm looking into upgrading a buildbot installation where I use a number
of builders all sharing most steps (typically the difference is in the
configuration only).

I notice that the new recommended way to create steps is to use
BuildFactory.addStep(type, **params). I think a much more use-case is

step = some_step_factory()

In other words, I think it would be more 'ergonomic' to have users
create steps as free-standing objects, and then assign them to builders.
For example, I'm not sure why I couldn't use a syntax as simple as

checkout = step.SVN(baseurl='...', mode='update')
configure_1 = step.Configure(command=[...])
configure_2 = step.Configure(command=[...])

to create individual steps, before setting up builders as

builder_1 = BuildFactory(checkout, configure_1, compile, test)
builder_2 = BuildFactory(checkout, configure_2, compile, test)

I understand that I'm really just asking for simpler syntax, as all the above
I can already do, though the code is, IMO, not as concise as it could be.

Many thanks (and a Happy New Year !),



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