[Buildbot-devel] GitPoller fixes in 0.8.3p1

Dustin J. Mitchell dustin at v.igoro.us
Thu Jan 6 21:09:57 UTC 2011

Axel, Matisse - or anyone else - I'd like to do this patch release,
but I need some positive feedback first.  Can someone other than me
give this a whirl?


On Sat, Jan 1, 2011 at 3:35 PM, Dustin J. Mitchell <dustin at v.igoro.us> wrote:
> The GitPoller in 0.8.3 doesn't work.  There have been a few bugs now
> (#1745 and #1742) and several folks seeing problems in #buildbot.
> In accordance with http://trac.buildbot.net/wiki/SupportPolicy, I'm
> going to release 0.8.3p1 with fixes to the GitPoller.  The current
> 'master' is unstable because of the sqlalchemy work going on there, so
> I cannot do a fresh 0.8.4 release without rolling much of that back.
> Before I pull the trigger on 0.8.3p1, I'd like to get feedback that
> this is working for some of the folks who had trouble.
> If you're using GitPoller with 0.8.3 and have been having trouble,
> please try installing
>  http://buildbot.net/tmp/buildbot-0.8.3-2-g15fbae9.tar.gz
> and let me know if the situation improves for you?
> I've tested this by throwing 1000 changes at it, and it does not run
> out of file descriptors.  It also correctly initializes a fresh
> repository on startup, and does not re-create it on subsequent
> startups.
> If there are other critical bugs with simple, shovel-ready fixes that
> you'd like to see in 0.8.3p1, please let me know.  I don't want an
> open season on every defect, but we have fixes available we might as
> well ship them sooner rather than later.
> Dustin

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