[users at bb.net] New buildbot user looking for advice

Roland van Laar roland at micite.net
Tue Apr 21 10:21:00 UTC 2020

Dear Buildbot Community,

I'm a scummvm developer. We're developing a new engine (Macromedia 
Director) to support multiple games[0].
I want to test for regressions to support the active development.

I choose to use buildbot. I'm working my way through the documentation and
have read up till and including the configuration.

I've even made an issue regarding the documentation:
side note: It was a bit fuzzy to me what this new buildbot nine was.

We have a folder with around 300 small games/movies that were written to 
show different Director functionality.
I want to run those 300 scripts and have the output of running it 
reported back, including stdout and stderr and the exit code.
They are run (simplified) "./scummvm --start-movie=<name of test script>"

See [1] for my current code.

I do have a few things that aren't clear to me yet, for which I would 
like some pointers to how to solve it.
- How can I find out which source code is called from the master.cfg?
- sometimes a dependent scheduler started building on a newer checkout 
than the one it depended on: Screenshot [3]
- is there a way to download a whole directory into a worker?
- Can I filter warnings of a Step.Test?
- What's the recommended way to always have logEnviron to be false?
- How can I show only the failed tests in my web overview?
- I have secrets, such as an smtp password and a slack webhook. It 
didn't work with secrets(). What's the recommended way?

Looking forward to continuing my journey with buildbot,


[0] https://wiki.scummvm.org/index.php?title=Director/Games
[1] https://github.com/rvanlaar/director-buildbot
[3] https://imgur.com/a/O73EIyu

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