3.4.21. Web Server Classes

Most of the source in https://github.com/buildbot/buildbot/blob/master/master/buildbot/www is self-explanatory. However, a few classes and methods deserve some special mention. Resources

class buildbot.www.resource.Redirect(url)

This is a subclass of Twisted Web's Error. If this is raised within asyncRenderHelper, the user will be redirected to the given URL.

class buildbot.www.resource.Resource

This class specializes the usual Twisted Web Resource class.

It adds support for resources getting notified when the master is reconfigured.


If True, reconfigResource will be called on reconfig.

Parameters:new_config -- new MasterConfig instance
Returns:Deferred if desired

Reconfigure this resource.

It's surprisingly difficult to render a Twisted Web resource asynchronously. This method makes it quite a bit easier:

asyncRenderHelper(request, callable, writeError=None)
  • request -- the request instance
  • callable -- the render function
  • writeError -- optional callable for rendering errors

This method will call callable, which can return a Deferred, with the given request. The value returned from this callable will be converted to an HTTP response. Exceptions, including Error subclasses, are handled properly. If the callable raises Redirect, the response will be a suitable HTTP 302 redirect.

Use this method as follows:

def render_GET(self, request):
    return self.asyncRenderHelper(request, self.renderThing)