[Buildbot-devel] required fields forcing a build

Dustin J. Mitchell dustin at v.igoro.us
Sat Sep 3 18:37:23 UTC 2011

On Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 5:15 PM, Todd Cooper <todd_cooper at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I am willing to add the following feature, but before I do, I was wondering
> if anyone had an idea to do this with the way buildbot currently is.
> I want to be able to make some fields 'required' when forcing a build so
> that at least the name and reason is filled in.
> I am sure people have had this problem with people clicking buttons and not
> documenting what they are doing.

The force-build web interface isn't very good right now.  OK, it's
downright terrible.

In fact, I'd like to switch the whole thing out and replace it with a
scheduler that can be made to schedule builds based on input from the
web.  Such a scheduler should be sufficiently configurable to suit all
of the needs I've seen for force-build: it can schedule on an
arbitrary set of builders; it can require whatever
parameters/properties it would like; multiple schedulers, each with
their own page, could be defined to handle multiple forcing needs in
the same master; and it would have the advantage of removing the one
means of creating a buildset that does not come from a scheduler.

Do you want to work that up?


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