[Buildbot-devel] cruisecontrol.rb-like UI

Fred Drake fdrake at gmail.com
Wed May 9 21:50:25 UTC 2007

On 5/8/07, Christian Theune <ct at gocept.com> wrote:
> Feedback welcome.

I concur with the "confusing" reaction others have had.  There are a
few things that could stand improvement:

1. Colors have no agreed-upon semantic value (other than purple), so
more meaningful labels would be good, both in the filter and for the
status of each project's build.

2. There's way too much blank space to get a good overview; the large
number of projects only makes this stand out.  A more concise tabular
representation may work far better.  Something like (sorry; this is a
little wide, and requires fixed-width fonts):

Project                     Status       Project                     Status
--------------------------- -----------  --------------------------- -----------
zope.app.apidoc             good         zope.app.wsgi               good
zope.app.applicationcontrol busted       zope.copypastemove          building
zope.app.authentication     good         zope.dublincore             good
zope.app.basicskin          good         zope.formlib                good
zope.app.boston             building     zope.i18n                   busted
...                                      ...
--------------------------- -----------  --------------------------- -----------

3. The automatic reloading wouldn't be such a pain if it were ajaxical
instead.  ;-)


Fred L. Drake, Jr.    <fdrake at gmail.com>
"Chaos is the score upon which reality is written." --Henry Miller

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