[Buildbot-devel] [ANN] Buildbot-0.8.5 Released - and a plea

Dustin J. Mitchell dustin at v.igoro.us
Mon Sep 19 04:49:51 UTC 2011

Buildbot-0.8.5 and Buildbot-slave-0.8.5 are now available from the
usual sources:


The 0.8.5 release of Buildbot showcases the work of two Google Summer
of Code students - Derek Hurley and Pradeepkumar Gayam - as well as
delivering a number of fundamental improvements that have been
deferred in previous releases: expanded documentation including API
descriptions, lots of database schema cleanup, and significantly
improved test coverage.

I'd also like to thank Amar Takhar (Derek's mentor), Marc-Antoine
Ruel, and Tom Prince for their assistance with GSoC this year - the
summer's success is due in large part to their hard work.

File checksums are as follows.  This buildbot release is signed by my
GPG public key (7F0D15B1) (available from keyservers), and the
signatures are available for download at the Google Code site.

a2f25c32072bda8bedcb1fd5a5f5d24a  master/dist/buildbot-0.8.5.tar.gz
dd5893fdd812c3e41b16c7aa7e08a16c  master/dist/buildbot-0.8.5.zip
0af8f60b4ede37878e9d3da25ec61bc3  slave/dist/buildbot-slave-0.8.5.tar.gz
e9aed7dedc98924429a5ce95646fdd77  slave/dist/buildbot-slave-0.8.5.zip

The diffstat against 0.8.4 is:
  344 files changed, 66946 insertions(+), 50044 deletions(-)

A Plea For Help

Leading up to the 0.8.4 release, I rewrote the database layer.  This
was a necessary project, but took almost 6 months and precluded a
release during that time.

The next major project, which should take us to 0.9.0, is to replace
the status-handling code with a database backend.  This will be as
difficult as the 0.8.4 work, if not more so.

I would like to focus on this work myself, while another member of the
developer community drives the 0.8.6 release over the next three
months.  This means triaging bugs and solving defects, merging
contributions from users and other developers, and stabilizing the
product for the final release.  Of course, I'll be available to help
with any tricky questions or tough calls.

If you think you can help out, please contact me privately and we'll
figure out how to  make it work.


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