[Buildbot-devel] Few buildbot improvements

Marcus Lindblom macke at yar.nu
Sun Apr 11 00:19:58 UTC 2010

On 2010-04-11 01:14, Dustin J. Mitchell wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 10, 2010 at 4:39 PM, Marcus Lindblom<macke at yar.nu>  wrote:
>> I'd love to see some Comet[1]-stuff (which is the common name for server
>> ->  client HTTP push tech) for these things, but that probably requires
>> Orbited[2] or something. (Unless there's something neat for twisted, not
>> sure..)
> Pardon my relative ignorance of the web-2.0 world, but does that have
> anything to do with
>    http://djmitche.github.com/buildbot/docs/latest/HttpStatusPush.html#HttpStatusPush
Not really. That Http-push is from the buildbot to another web server.
Comet refers to web server (i.e. buildbot) to client (browser) initiated 
push techniques.

Web browser's of today do not listen for requests, they just sends them 
and get responses. All contact in HTTP is normally initated by the 
client, never by the server.

HTML5 will have a WebSocket[1] object though. That'll help a bit. But 
until that has widespread browser support, we'll have to do with orbited 
or similar layers.

[1]: http://dev.w3.org/html5/websockets/


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