[Buildbot-devel] dynamically updating the step status text in the waterfall?

Dustin J. Mitchell dustin at zmanda.com
Fri May 16 00:20:31 UTC 2008

The reason behind this is the weird division of process objects from
status objects.  A BuildStepStatus object's text is what is displayed
in the waterfall, not the BuildStep.  The function
LoggingBuildStep.setStatus updates the step's status with
self.step_status.setText(..).  You could do a similar thing within
your buildstep.


On Thu, May 15, 2008 at 1:29 PM, Charles Lepple <clepple at gmail.com> wrote:
> Using buildbot 0.7.6, I would like to show the current working
> directory of a long make buildstep in the waterfall.
> I have a custom build step that inherits from Compile, and sets up a
> LogObserver.
> I am fairly certain that my LogObserver is working properly, since I
> can see the number of directories increasing in the expectations for
> the build.
> However, when I override getText for the build step, and append the
> current directory to the results of Compile.getText, it only seems to
> update at the end of the build. (The rest of the time, the status text
> for that step is just the original step.description.)
> My code is very similar to what was posted here:
> http://blogs.igalia.com/itoral/?p=36
> Any ideas on how to debug this? Potential pitfalls?
> I have a manhole port enabled, if that helps at all.
> thanks,
> --
> - Charles Lepple
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