[Buildbot-devel] New Source Steps

Charles Lepple clepple at gmail.com
Wed Aug 17 12:56:16 UTC 2011

On Aug 16, 2011, at 11:04 AM, Dustin J. Mitchell wrote:

> On Thu, Aug 11, 2011 at 3:44 PM, Pradeepkumar Gayam  
> <in3xes at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I have been working to move source steps to master and fix their  
>> behavior.
>> So far Git, Mercurial, SVN and CVS are merged into master. I am  
>> hoping to
>> get bzr merged by the end. Till now I used only Git and mercurial.  
>> I used
>> SVN or CVS only for source step testing. So, I am expecting some  
>> 'gotcha's
>> in the code. I can't find them on my own. It would be great of any  
>> users
>> give a try and report back.
>> documentation for new
>> steps: http://buildbot.net/buildbot/docs/latest/cfg-buildsteps.html#module-buildbot.steps.source
> I haven't heard any reports back about success or failure with these  
> new steps.
> We're nearing the 0.8.5 release, and it would be great to give them
> some exercise before that release is made.

The buildbot instance where I can most easily try this is currently  
running 0.7.12, so I'm doing a bit more reading of the documentation  
than I would for the 0.8.2 buildmaster.

If I am reading this correctly, I would basically change  
buildbot.steps.source.SVN to buildbot.steps.svn.SVN, and adjust the  
options as appropriate?

If the old steps will be kept for compatibility, it might be good to  
clarify the name mapping in the documentation so that people can see  
at a glance which version they are using. I might have some time to  
work on this tonight, but any input would be appreciated.

I like the look of the new Sphinx documentation, btw. Lightweight  
markup like RST and AsciiDoc makes it easier to read the source text  

Charles Lepple

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