[Buildbot-devel] First impressions with 0.9.0b1
vlovich at gmail.com
Sun Jun 28 20:20:55 UTC 2015
> On Jun 28, 2015, at 1:09 PM, Pierre Tardy <tardyp at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Vitali,
> Thanks again for this detailed review.
> Indeed, there are a lot of details that changed that may not be in the release note.
> We made our possible to detect and document the breaking changes for things that were documented, but indeed there are a lot of installs (including mine) that are relying on undocumented implementation details.
> We hope that for all those details we reworked it to be more easy to work with, like addStepsAfterCurrentStep.
> Also, it is difficult for us to sort out the perfect migration guide, as it is difficult to know what might be pain point as we ourselves know too much the details.
Of course. That’s why I’m hoping to document it & perhaps get other people to contribute their experience. One thing that tripped me up with addStepsAfterCurrentStep is that instead of taking the steps I give it it wraps them first in a factory & then creates the step which broke me setting the workdir on the step. Not sure why that’s done but the workaround has been to modify the step manually after addStepsAfterCurrentStep.
> We would be glad if you could contribute a migration guide as you think would have helped you better.
> Now some answers on the details that mayhelp you.
> - buildbot-www is the main UI, and supposed to be usable. Indeed it is very configurable, you can create your own pages like the waterfall view. Please let us now what are the missing features. Indeed, rebuild feature is not yet supported. It is not a very hard task. nobody happen to work on it yet.
Sure. I understand that. Just reporting my findings.
> - If the UI locks this is most likely because of a misconfiguration of the reverse proxy. Please see here how to configure it correctly
> http://docs.buildbot.net/latest/manual/cfg-www.html#reverse-proxy-configuration <http://docs.buildbot.net/latest/manual/cfg-www.html#reverse-proxy-configuration>
> I don't know where to place this information so that it is easy to find. This has been a common issue in my experience for my colleagues
I am not using a proxy of any kind. Connecting directly from my browser to the buildbot port on the same machine.
> - The forceschedulers are supposed to work. I am using them a lot in my prod, so this would most likely be a configuration problem of some sort. We can help you to debug
I know they are. Haven’t quite gotten to the point where I need to debug this quite yet. Still trying to get things to build. I solved the workdir problem (addStepsAfterCurrentStep was behaving strangely). Now the next thing that looks to be broken is slave scheduling. The set of connected slaves moved out of the botmaster so I have to re-write that part of the code to work in 0.9 & 0.8. It looks to be a little complicated at the moment.
> > The sidebar scrolling in/out & resetting to this behavior is really annoying
> Not sure exactly what do you mean.
When you load a page, the pinned state of the sidebar is reset. Also, having the sidebar scroll in & out when I mouse over has been annoying. I’d rather it just be expanded by default & if you unpin, then it just shows the “shortcut” view instead of sliding out on mouse-over.
> Le dim. 28 juin 2015 à 11:22, Vitali Lovich <vlovich at gmail.com <mailto:vlovich at gmail.com>> a écrit :
> 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 <mailto: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
>>> 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
>> Thank you very much for these notes. Especially about the missing
>> documentation: now we have quite specific things to address.
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