[Buildbot-devel] First impressions with 0.9.0b1

Vitali Lovich vlovich at gmail.com
Sun Jun 28 18:20:30 UTC 2015

Yeah.  I know how hard such a major release can be from both the development & adoption.  0.9 is looking awesome & I think it is made better if as many people adopt it as possible; the new live web-view is phenomenally pretty & there’s lot’s of things done right (only a couple that aren’t).

Some points about my setup that might be informative (e.g. many people probably won’t encounter the issues I did aside from the obvious ones):
~10 builders defined at startup with about maybe half of it being semi “complex”
Actual “complex” logic lives externally inside individual projects (like travis except buildbot-flavor).  Am at the point where I’m trying to get those to work although I’m fighting with workdir at the moment.
The issues I had were mostly centered around me introspecting probably internal state & modifying objects that way
To create dynamic steps I used to muck around with build & build status.  Now I can just call `self.build.addStepsAfterCurrentStep`
To find if the previous step failed I had to introspect the build status (for do_step_if).  Now: step.build.executedSteps[-2].results
I was pleasantly surprised that it looks like 0.8.12 buildslave connects to a 0.9 master without issue.

> On Jun 28, 2015, at 10:54 AM, Mikhail Sobolev <mss at mawhrin.net> wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 27, 2015 at 09:00:19PM -0700, Vitali Lovich wrote:
>>   Here are my notes of the changes I encountered migrating to 0.9.0 from
>>   0.8.12.
>>   TLDR: It can be a non-trivial amount of work to get the server to actually
>>   start.  It can be even more non-trivial work to get builds to actually run
>>   properly.
> Thank you very much for these notes.  Especially about the missing
> documentation: now we have quite specific things to address.
> -- 
> Misha
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