[Python-Dev] [TIP] Possible language summit topic: buildbots

Brett Cannon brett at python.org
Sun Oct 25 20:12:05 CET 2009

On Sun, Oct 25, 2009 at 07:13, <exarkun at twistedmatrix.com> wrote:

> On 12:48 pm, ctb at msu.edu wrote:
>> [snip]
>> The most *exciting* part of pony-build, apart from the always-riveting
>> spectacle of "titus rediscovering problems that buildbot solved 5 years
>> ago",
>> is the loose coupling of recording server to the build slaves and build
>> reporters.  My plan is to enable a simple and lightweight XML-RPC and/or
>> REST-ish interface for querying the recording server from scripts or other
>> Web
>> sites.  This has Brett aquiver with anticipation, I gather -- no more
>> visual
>> inspection of buildbot waterfall pages ;)
> BuildBot has an XML-RPC interface.  So Brett can probably do what he wants
> with BuildBot right now.

Brett actually wants web hooks so pony-build will ping an App Engine web app
when there is more data, ala PubSubHubbub. Or hell, just have pony-build
have an Atom feed with updates and simply use PuSH. In other words I want to
be told when there is an update, not have to poll to find out.

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