[Buildbot-devel] tips for creating new P4-based source buildStep ?

Dustin J. Mitchell dustin at v.igoro.us
Tue Mar 5 03:19:30 UTC 2013

On Mon, Mar 4, 2013 at 7:45 PM, Stephan Koledin <skoledin at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks in advance for any advice on this. I really just want to make
> sure I'm headed in the right direction before committing to this approach.

It sounds like you're on the right track - at least, your
implementation will be nicely independent of any changes to the
existing P4 support.

That said, the P4 support hasn't seen much love recently:
 * last modification was in May 2012, and that was removing
functionality; before that, August 2011
 * http://trac.buildbot.net/wiki/p4 lists the open bugs.
 * MAINTAINERS.txt indicates Bill (copied) as the maintainer, but he's
busy and we've been in short supply of P4 hackers

If you're willing, it would make the world a better place to have a
master-side P4 step that has the flexibility you need, plus full unit
tests (so those of us who are not P4 gurus can maintain it).

What do you think?

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