[Buildbot-devel] New Source Steps

Charles Lepple clepple at gmail.com
Wed Aug 17 13:03:50 UTC 2011

On Aug 17, 2011, at 8:56 AM, Charles Lepple wrote:

> 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  

Along these lines, the new source step documentation uses "..  
py:module:: buildbot.steps.source" where most of the old documentation  
uses ":class:buildbot...". The former is the only entry in the Sphinx  
module list - is there a plan to migrate towards one or the other?

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