[Buildbot-devel] Nine: support for upgrades

William Deegan bill at baddogconsulting.com
Wed Jan 22 00:53:18 UTC 2014


I can pretty much guarantee that a few of my clients would balk at upgrading if they lose their history.
That said if it's important to them, then they can likely pay for my time to build the upgrade tool.
(Would it be a nightmare to create?)
Some of them like to keep it until they run out of disk space..

On Jan 21, 2014, at 3:37 PM, Dan Kegel <dank at kegel.com> wrote:

> I'm fine with losing all build history on upgrade, but then, I'm at a
> small shop.
> On Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 3:35 PM, Dustin J. Mitchell <dustin at v.igoro.us> wrote:
>> At the moment, the plan is that upgrades to nine will lose all build
>> data - we aren't writing any code to try to unpickle existing builds
>> and import that data into the database as part of the normal
>> upgrade-master process.  One major advantage is that we don't need to
>> keep all of the old classes around in the codebase to support
>> unpickling.
>> This might make a nice, distinct project for someone to work on, though.
>> I'd like to gauge reactions to the idea of losing all build history on
>> upgrade to 0.9.0 - is that a showstopper to ever upgrading, or an
>> acceptable cost?
>> Dustin

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