[Buildbot-devel] Status of hg polling

Dustin J. Mitchell dustin at v.igoro.us
Thu May 31 03:38:25 UTC 2012

On Tue, May 29, 2012 at 12:11 PM, Georges Racinet <gracinet at anybox.fr> wrote:
> A question though : I see that BzrPoller is in contrib while GitPoller
> is in the main package. What's the reason ? If I were to try and
> contribute some generic HgPoller (with tests), where should I put it, then ?

The main distinction there is on the basis of license (we allow
non-GPLv2 source in contrib, if absolutely necessary) and maintenance.
 Basically, if someone is only willing to say "here's my file take it
or leave it", I'll take it .. and leave it in contrib.  If they're
willing to patch it to meet review standards, and add tests and docs,
and generally leave it in a maintainable state, then it can go into
buildbot proper.

> Buildbot is a great piece of software to me, so I'd be very glad to
> contribute back.
> Conversely, a generic HgPoller would make my setups more standard. They
> are currently heavily based on custom mirroring to gain control of the
> hooks while letting the reference repositories untouched.

We'd love to have your help!


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