[Buildbot-devel] source change for sf.net hosted CVS

Stefan Kost ensonic at hora-obscura.de
Mon Jan 22 20:54:24 UTC 2007

Hi Mark,

yes! I would like to give it a shot, thanks for the offer.


Mark Pauley wrote:
> I have a cvs polling change-source implementation.  Anyone interested in
> my trying to push this upstream?
> _Mark
> On Jan 21, 2007, at 9:16 AM, Stefan Kost wrote:
>> Hi Brian,
>> the mail idea wont work well for sf.net hosted project as there is a
>> sync delay
>> between the developer cvs and the read only cvs. I was looking at
>>    http://buildbot.cvs.sourceforge.net/buildbot/buildbot/contrib/
>> viewcvspoll.py seems to directl access the viewcvs mysql database :(
>> fakechange.py from the commit-hook looks good, but then one still has
>> to handle
>> the delay and I am not sure if they have twisted installed on the
>> sf.net cvs
>> machines.
>> Any other ideas? I wonder if something like this could work - checking
>> out the
>> ChangeLog every e.g. 30 minutes and testing if it has been changed.
>> Stefan
>> Brian Warner wrote:
>>> "ensonic" <ensonic at hora-obscura.de> writes:
>>>> this might be a FAQ. How do I trigger source changes from a sf.net
>>>> hosted
>>>> CVS. I can't install 'buildbot' there to do 'buildbot sendchange'
>>>> from the
>>>> commithook.
>>> For sf.net, I'd suggest using email. There are a couple of ChangeSources
>>> which acquire mail in one way or another, and then parse them to
>>> determine
>>> which files were changed (by whom, with which comments, etc). The
>>> existing
>>> code knows how to poll a maildir for new messages, but it shouldn't
>>> be to
>>> hard to add others. The parsing function depends upon what code is
>>> emitting
>>> the mail message.. for sf.net CVS I think you'll want to use syncmail.
>>> The usual approach is to make sure your commithook sends mail to a
>>> mailing
>>> list (usually named PROJECT-commits), and then subscribe your
>>> buildmaster's
>>> account to this list. Then each time a file is changed, everybody
>>> (including
>>> the buildmaster) gets email about it, and the buildmaster turns that
>>> email
>>> into a Change object that triggers a new build.
>>> http://buildbot.sourceforge.net/manual-0.7.5.html#Other-mail-notification-ChangeSources
>>> contains some information on these sorts of change sources, but it
>>> probably
>>> needs to be expanded a bit.
>>> hope that helps,
>>>  -Brian
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