[Buildbot-devel] A few thanks are in order..

Jared Grubb jared.grubb at gmail.com
Thu Oct 30 06:45:56 UTC 2014

I’ll second this. The pull requests coming in have been awesome!


> On Oct 26, 2014, at 09:50, Dustin J. Mitchell <dustin at v.igoro.us> wrote:
> Over the last few weeks, we've seen a substantial uptick in activity
> on Buildbot.  Many people have been behind that - filing bugs or pull
> requests, or working with others in #buildbot to get their own
> instance running.
> I did want to call out a few who have show particular dedication to
> the cause (without excluding anyone else, of course)
> Mikhail Sobolev (sa2ajj) has been hacking away diligently on Buildbot
> for a few months now, with a number of substantial improvements
> ranging from a new plugin architecture to an overhaul of the
> documentation styling (see
> http://buildbot.readthedocs.org/en/latest/).  He is also maintaining
> the eight branch -- in fact, a 0.8.9p1 should be coming soon!
> Benoît Allard (benallard) has recently returned to Buildbot after a
> bit of an absence, and is working on getting master running in
> production.  Which means finding bugs.  Lots of them.  I'm sure this
> is frustrating for him, but it's enormously helpful to the project --
> unit tests, integration tests, compatibility tests, and even running
> toy installs on my development host are all well and good, but they
> can still miss a lot of problems with a rewrite of this magnitude.
> Pierre Tardy (tardyp) has been working on nine almost since the
> beginning, and is the primary author of the web UI.  He, too, has
> driven a lot of the Python development with features needed for the
> web UI.  Pierre's also helped me to find ways to minimize the number
> of balls I have to juggle in some of the more complex rewrites -- for
> example, he suggested the new-style/old-style distinction in build
> steps, which neatly avoided the need to rewrite all of the build steps
> in the codebase.
> Activity is high on the project right now.  If you're a Buildbot user
> and have been thinking about diving into an open source project, this
> would be a great time to get started, doing just about anything --
> code review (any open pull request labeled "needs more review"),
> AngularJS hacking, Python hacking, bug wrangling, even marketing work
> (the weekly status report is cool, but could be so much cooler!)
> Dustin
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