[devel at bb.net] Extending the Data API / REST API

Sveto Krchnavy sveto70 at gmail.com
Wed May 3 18:24:21 UTC 2017


Thanks for the answer. The way you proposed is understood, but is not 
inline with buildbot needs, we need specific data to be available via a 

In reality, we don't need to extend api v2, we want to have there 
parallel API but data concept is good to be reused. What is proposed way 
to do the extension?

Best regards.


On 03/05/2017 20:07, Dustin J. Mitchell wrote:
> The idea is, you should not develop a custom extension that you do not 
> intend to upstream -- that's why there's no "pluggability" included.  
> Instead, if you have a need to add functionality, you should write a 
> patch to Buildbot and work to get it included in the framework 
> itself.  So you can extend the list of submodules by editing the source :)
> Dustin
> 2017-05-03 8:25 GMT-04:00 Sveto Krchnavy <sveto70 at gmail.com 
> <mailto:sveto70 at gmail.com>>:
>     Hi.
>     I wrote this request to users mailing list but probably devel is
>     better list.
>     I checked the section ' Extending the Data API' in
>     documentation and there is written:
>     "The data API may be extended in various ways: adding new
>     endpoints, new fields to resource types, new update methods, or
>     entirely new resource types. In any case, you should only extend
>     the API if you plan to submit the extensions to be merged into
>     Buildbot itself. Private API extensions are strongly discouraged."
>     What is main reason to discourage extending data API?
>     What is preferred way to extend data API with new endpoints with
>     additional resources (extending REST API)?
>     I checked the code and there is no support to extend the list of
>     submodules in DataConnector class.
>     Thanks.
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