[Buildbot-devel] Changeset display order in waterfall versus T-Grid

Dustin J. Mitchell dustin at zmanda.com
Fri Jul 23 19:33:31 UTC 2010

On Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 1:31 PM, Iustin Pop <iustin at google.com> wrote:
> Would it make sense to either modify T-Grid to accept a parameter for
> this, or maybe to reverse the sort order permanently as to match the
> Waterfall one?

I hate to be the crotchety old man on this issue, but this is a case
where everyone wants slightly different things.

The web display configuration is not really amenable to adding
configuration knobs for every tweak, since they must go in at the
toplevel (WebStatus constructor).  There are lots of projects nipping
around the edge of this problem - most use some web service API or
another to extract data from the buildmaster and redisplay it in a
different form.  I'd prefer to see things develop in this direction,
instead - eventually, I'd like to see the built-in WebStatus present a
basic, no-frills (and optional) view of buildbot's activities, with
one or more official web frontends, perhaps written in Django or
something like that, able to interface to the master remotely.


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