[Buildbot-devel] GSoC: Initial thoughts on the Graphs and Data Charts Project

Mikhail Sobolev mss at mawhrin.net
Wed Mar 11 18:19:37 UTC 2015

Hi Project,

On Wed, Mar 11, 2015 at 12:52:48AM +0530, Prasoon Shukla wrote:
>    @Mikhail:
>    I hadn't incorporated metrics in my idea because I thought it wasn't
>    complete. Anyway, I went through that ticket and now I can see that
>    metrics module already has support for collecting data however it cannot
>    yet:
>    a. Store the data properly ([1]http://trac.buildbot.net/ticket/2032),
I am not sure that this ticket is about storing data (actually, I am not sure
it's metrics related at all).

However I agree that storing metrics data is something that needs to be
considered here.

>    b. Retrieve the stored data in a structured format (We still need to rely
>    on grep).
I do not quite understand how grep is involved here.

>    So, the minimum possible requirement to using the metrics module would be
>    to actually implement these two features first. I think that I should be
>    able to accomodate these two tasks in my project as well since the actual
>    graph-and-charts project isn't very big in itself. This will, however,
>    mean that no one would be able to take the metrics project separately
>    (which shouldn't be a problem - no one has expressed an interest in that
>    project yet).
>    Would this be acceptable? I mean, should I go ahead and count these two
>    tasks as part of my project?
My inclination is that this two projects are actually one project.  I'll read
more carefully the ideas for both and return to this.


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