[Buildbot-devel] console and waterfall views for Nine

András Tóth andras.toth93 at gmail.com
Sat Jun 28 10:06:35 UTC 2014


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
(The heroku app gets the data from the metabuildbot:
http://nine.buildbot.buildbot.net, so it takes a few minutes to load the
The source code: https://github.com/buildbot/buildbot/pull/1168

I welcome your remark and advices!

2014-04-25 22:40 GMT+02:00 Jared Grubb <jared.grubb at gmail.com>:

> On Apr 25, 2014, at 11:04, Kevin Funk <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
> --
> Kevin Funk | kevin.funk at kdab.com | Software Engineer
> KDAB (Deutschland) GmbH&Co KG, a KDAB Group company
> Tel. Germany +49-30-521325470, Sweden (HQ) +46-563-540090
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