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Title: Add information about the buildbot console view and irc notices to devguide
Type: enhancement Stage: resolved
Components: Devguide Versions:
Status: closed Resolution: fixed
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: Nosy List: ezio.melotti, ncoghlan, r.david.murray, willingc, zach.ware
Priority: normal Keywords: patch

Created on 2015-06-11 21:35 by r.david.murray, last changed 2022-04-11 14:58 by admin. This issue is now closed.

File name Uploaded Description Edit
buildbot-console-irc.patch r.david.murray, 2015-06-11 21:35
buildbot-console-irc.patch r.david.murray, 2015-06-12 13:23
Messages (6)
msg245190 - (view) Author: R. David Murray (r.david.murray) * (Python committer) Date: 2015-06-11 21:35
Here is a proposed addition to the devguide talking about the buildbot console interface (which I find far more useful than the waterfall view), and mentioning the notifications posted to #python-dev (which is a good way to find out if you broke the buildbots).
msg245208 - (view) Author: Zachary Ware (zach.ware) * (Python committer) Date: 2015-06-12 05:09
Due to lack of Rietveld, comments in-line (? lines) below:

@@ -42,6 +42,24 @@ -q 3.x
+* The buildbot "console" interface at
+  (this link will take a while to load), which provides a summary view of all

? I think it can be assumed that most pages from will be slow to load :)
? Perhaps add that comment in the 'The Web interface...' paragraph above?

+  builders and all branches.  This works best on a wide, high resolution
+  monitor.  You can enter the your mercurial username ("your name

? s/the your/your/

+  <your@email>") in the 'personalized for' box in the upper right corner to see
+  the results just for changesets submitted by you.  Clicking on the colored
+  circles will allow you to open a new page containing whatever information
+  about that particular build is of interest to you.  You can also access
+  builder information by clicking on the builder status bubbles in the top
+  line.
+If you like IRC, having an irc client open to the #python-dev channel on

? Should 'irc' be capitalized? is useful.  If a build fails (and the previous build by the
+same builder did not) then a message is posted to the channel.  Likewise if a
+build passes when the previous one did not, a message is posted.  Keeping an

? I think this could be simplified to 'Any time a builder switches from passing
? to failing (or vice versa), a message is posted to the channel.'

? 'switches from passing to failing' is still a bit iffy, though. Maybe 
? 'fails a build after a successful build'?  Or a simpler 'switches from green to red'?
? That could be construed as color-blind-ist, though :)

+eye on the channel after pushing a changeset is a simple way to get notified
+that there is something you should look in to.
 Some buildbots are much faster than others.  Over time, you will learn which
 ones produce the quickest results after a build, and which ones take the
 longest time.

I had not used the console view before, that's pretty nice!
msg245248 - (view) Author: R. David Murray (r.david.murray) * (Python committer) Date: 2015-06-12 13:23
Thanks for the review.  Here is an updated patch.
msg245258 - (view) Author: Zachary Ware (zach.ware) * (Python committer) Date: 2015-06-12 14:54
msg245259 - (view) Author: Carol Willing (willingc) * (Python committer) Date: 2015-06-12 15:45
Thank you R. David and Zach. The patch looks good to me too, and the info will be helpful to others.

Please commit and let's get this good info out to others :)
(I don't have privileges or I would do so.)
msg245263 - (view) Author: R. David Murray (r.david.murray) * (Python committer) Date: 2015-06-12 16:29
Oops, forgot to put the issue number in the commit message:

Date User Action Args
2022-04-11 14:58:18adminsetgithub: 68625
2015-06-12 16:29:17r.david.murraysetstatus: open -> closed
type: enhancement
messages: + msg245263

resolution: fixed
stage: commit review -> resolved
2015-06-12 15:45:02willingcsetmessages: + msg245259
stage: patch review -> commit review
2015-06-12 14:54:37zach.waresetmessages: + msg245258
2015-06-12 13:23:18r.david.murraysetfiles: + buildbot-console-irc.patch

messages: + msg245248
2015-06-12 05:09:57zach.waresetnosy: + zach.ware
messages: + msg245208
2015-06-11 21:35:43r.david.murraycreate