[Buildbot-devel] console and waterfall views for Nine

Jared Grubb jared.grubb at gmail.com
Wed Jul 30 22:32:55 UTC 2014

I gotta say: WELL DONE!


> On Jul 30, 2014, at 12:59, András Tóth <andras.toth93 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi everyone!
> Please take a look at the current state of the console and waterfall views:
> http://nine.buildbot.buildbot.net/ <http://nine.buildbot.buildbot.net/> !
> I have created a google docs about what I have done so far, tell me your thoughts by commenting in the document:
> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fQCyHFoeygP3It5WvkMUaaLS5dnDT11XjhZxl6_YQp0/edit?usp=sharing <https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fQCyHFoeygP3It5WvkMUaaLS5dnDT11XjhZxl6_YQp0/edit?usp=sharing>
> Andras
> 2014-06-28 12:06 GMT+02:00 András Tóth <andras.toth93 at gmail.com <mailto:andras.toth93 at gmail.com>>:
> Hi,
> the console view for desktop is close to be ready to use.
> Here is a demo how it works: http://buildbot-demo.herokuapp.com/#/console <http://buildbot-demo.herokuapp.com/#/console>
> (The heroku app gets the data from the metabuildbot: http://nine.buildbot.buildbot.net <http://nine.buildbot.buildbot.net/>, so it takes a few minutes to load the data.)
> The source code: https://github.com/buildbot/buildbot/pull/1168 <https://github.com/buildbot/buildbot/pull/1168>
> I welcome your remark and advices!
> Andras
> 2014-04-25 22:40 GMT+02:00 Jared Grubb <jared.grubb at gmail.com <mailto:jared.grubb at gmail.com>>:
> On Apr 25, 2014, at 11:04, Kevin Funk <kevin.funk at kdab.com <mailto:kevin.funk at kdab.com>> wrote:
>> On Friday 25 April 2014 09:52:37 Jared Grubb wrote:
>>> Welcome to the project András!
>>> I'm excited for both our GSoC projects this year, and you certainly have a
>>> cool one!
>>> The waterfall view is a popular part of buildbot (to Dustin's dismay :) and
>>> updating it for nine is going to be a fun project I think. My personal
>>> wishlist for the waterfall page (besides making sure we have one in nine,
>>> which is the first step) is: * dynamically updating
>>> * able to show parallel builds side-by-side (currently, if a builder has
>>> two builds going at the same time, they get stacked, which is weird). This
>>> could be tough if you have a lot of builds happening on one builder, but
>>> would be interesting to address that issue. * More friendly views:
>>>    * Show less information.
>>>    * Less whitespace
>>> I'd be curious to hear others on the last two. I feel like I spend way too
>>> much time scrolling in the waterfall view. It is both too sparsely
>>> populated (lots of whitespace between things) and at the same time way too
>>> full of things (many builds all crammed together, with way too much text).
>>> It seems that we could hide a lot of redundant information, and maybe fudge
>>> the time axis to let things be closer together. Maybe there's a "zoom out"
>>> that lets you see things at a very high level with rollovers that let you
>>> dive in when you find something interesting.
>>> I dont know, that's my idea dump.
>>> Jared
>>> (snip)
>> I have one item on my wish-list here.
>> Please try to make use of categories on the waterfall page in Nine, in some 
>> way. E.g. by displaying a summary view of categories first, then the actual 
>> waterfall view when clicking on a specific category. That alone could fix the 
>> scrolling issue in multi-project setups.
>> Note: Our company currently has around >100 builders in >20 categories -- you 
>> can imagine that this results in a huge waterfall view in case no category 
>> filter is set. I find myself scrolling horizontally a lot.
>> Disclaimer: I hope you didn't get rid off the category attribute in Nine :)
> It's called "tags" now (because "category" was used on changes in a completely unrelated way so we wanted two terms), and you can apply mulitple of them to a builder.
> The filter may not be there just yet (?) but that's definitely the intent.
>> Greets
>> -- 
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