[Buildbot-devel] upcoming release plan: freeze 9/5, release 9/12

A.T.Hofkamp a.t.hofkamp at tue.nl
Mon Sep 1 14:59:12 UTC 2008

Didier Trosset wrote:
> Hello,
> I've uploaded a patch for a source step that pulls out the source files from 
> a tar archive on an FTP server (instead of a version control system).
> Ticket 333. Any thoughts about it?

Nice idea.

Some thoughts (not a real bb developer, so these may not count for getting the 
patch accepted):

- Use FTP implementation from Twisted, you don't want to block the whole bb 
slave application while downloading an ISO DVD image from a slow server.

- Ability to provide alternative sites?

- Create a way to avoid use of hard-coded tar command (ie maybe I want to use 
a non-standard tar, different options (gzip or bzip2 decompression?), my tar 
doesn't know --strip, etc

- Allow for some paranoia checking, upper limit of downloaded file size (and 
since this step would usually be used to download 3rd-party code, I can 
imagine even an exact byte count)


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