[Buildbot-devel] Easy question

Benoît Allard benoit at aeteurope.nl
Tue Jan 31 08:48:19 UTC 2012

On 1/31/2012 8:33 AM, Ian Zimmerman wrote:
> Not to whine or anything .. but I think this part of buildbot makes it
> quite hard to pick up.

I completely agree, and already tried to raise the trouble back in 
september last year [1] for instance ...

As almost anyone needs custom steps, it should be **damn easy** to write 
them. And documenting the difficulty, while good, does not lower it. 
Unfortunately, noone came with an (acceptable) idea.

> It would have been better to have separate BuildStep and
> BuildStepFactory classes.

Keeping an eye on backward compatibility, could you elaborate on the 
above ? We might have a winner there !


[1] http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/message.php?msg_id=28096899

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