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Would you be willing to share your buildbot config?

asked 2014-03-25 09:15:58 -0500

seismo gravatar image

Hi,

I am working on setting up CI tools (buildbot+GitHub) for our open source seismology codes at Princeton University (e.g. https://github.com/geodynamics/specfem3d). We would like to set up buildbot the way it is done with OpenCV. More precisely:

  • We want the buildbot to run as soon a developer submits a pull-request.
  • If the buildbot fails, we want the developer to be able to fix the errors without submitting another pull-request.

We already have a buildbot running, so I know how to set one up, but it's not fully automatic. I would appreciate it if you would be willing to share your buildbot config files (master.cfg and other python scripts), or parts of them, so that I don't have to reinvent the wheel. I have done some Googling but couldn't find anything on your set up. I think that if you were to share those configs, it would be a great benefit for the buildbot community. Buildbot is great but the learning curve is steep.

Thanks,

David

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maybe one of the apparent maintainers can help you

berak gravatar imageberak ( 2014-03-25 09:32:33 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-03-25 10:43:15 -0500

Daniil Osokin gravatar image

There are some ways to do this:

  1. Set up a webhook for PullRequestEvent. It sends POST request to your server with essential information about PR, so you can run builder(s) if request is received - Proper way.
  2. Take a look on GitHub API. It allows you receive information about each pull requests by demand (e.g. curl https://api.github.com/repos/Itseez/opencv/pulls/604).
    So, you can periodically examine PR's statuses, and if they have been recently updated (field updated_at in response) run the builders - Tricky, but fast to implement solution.
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