[Buildbot-devel] Console view and buildbot try

Dustin J. Mitchell dustin at v.igoro.us
Thu Apr 17 03:04:50 UTC 2014

On Wed, Apr 16, 2014 at 10:36 AM, Mihai Martalogu (mmartalo)
<mmartalo at cisco.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Is there a way of getting the jobs launched by "buildbot try" appear in the
> console view? By default only changes coming from commits to the VCS appear
> there.
> I believe the Chromium folks are actually performing commits into a
> temporary repository for try jobs, in order to work around this limitation.

I think this may actually predate the console view, which came from
the Chromium project.

> In a previous project, we had some ugly hacks in place to achieve this,
> basically doing a master.addChange() in
> Try_Userpass_Perspective.perspective_try(), just before the
> addSourceStampSet(), and then hacking the logic in web/console.py to fix
> some issues related to the displaying/ordering of the builds.
> However, we're setting out to use buildbot in a new project and we're trying
> to do things more proper this time.
> Any solution/advice is welcome. In case there is no simple solution, is the
> direction we took in the past reasonable (master.addChange() etc.)? If this
> is the case, I'll rework our hacks and propose them as a patch.

I think that is the most reasonable at the moment.  The console view
is pretty rigid in what it expects and how it displays the results.


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