[Buildbot-devel] Suggestions to group builders and avoid an overcrowded waterfall page?

shiny knight theshinyknight at me.com
Mon Mar 18 02:10:03 UTC 2013

Indeed the console is there, and I like it; but the amount of info that you display there are lesser than the ones on the waterfall page.

The example of the Chromium console has a lot more info in one single page; which is really useful as one stop for the engineers, to see what is going on (and for the CI engineers that takes care of it). It has the builders with build name and status; has links to the various useful pages; list of commits with related bug link, and so on

I really wish that in the next release, there will be some easy way to customize the appearance of the status...as is now, you gotta be an HTML, CSS and Jinja expert to put together anything decent; I just wish that there was something like easily to modify templates, or something visual that helps while putting together the console or waterfall pages. I am still too enamored of the way to create reports from SQL in VS; that was quite a breeze, mostly done via user interface.  

On Mar 16, 2013, at 9:32 AM, Dustin J. Mitchell wrote:

> Chromium's console has been available in stock Buildbot for quite some time.
> In fact, the waterfall is a pretty awful way to display status for
> just about everyone.  Grid and Console are better for lots of uses.  I
> haven't quite figured out why new users seem to gravitate toward the
> waterfall.
> A big motivation for the structure of 0.9.0 is to make it easier to
> customize status displays and build new displays.
> Dustin
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