[Buildbot-devel] FTP step

Mark Roddy markroddy at gmail.com
Thu Sep 4 12:03:42 UTC 2008

What about an 'aggregate step' that takes a list of other steps?  This
would solve the issue of the waterfall being clutered.  As for
master.cfg being clutered, the aggregate step could be inherrited from
and have the steps it uses specified in the constructor.


On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 6:58 AM, Jean-Paul Calderone <exarkun at divmod.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 03 Sep 2008 11:28:10 +0200, Didier Trosset <didier_trosset at agilent.com> wrote:
>> [snip]
>>My goal here is really to make a source step, providing a tree ready to be
>>build. I did FtpTar first without implementing a new source step. It
>>required multiple (4) ShellCommand steps: clear build directory, then create
>>it, then FTP the file, then untar it. It looked ugly, both in master.cfg
>>configuration, and in the waterfall display.
> Maybe a more general problem to be solved here, then, is that it is
> hard and ugly to compose simple units of functionality into steps?
> Jean-Paul
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