2.12. Plugin Infrastructure in Buildbot¶
New in version 0.8.11.
Plugin infrastructure in Buildbot allows easy use of components that are not part of the core. It also allows unified access to components that are included in the core.
The following snippet
from buildbot.plugins import kind ... kind.ComponentClass ...
allows to use a component of kind
- workers, described in Workers
- change source, described in Change Sources
- schedulers, described in Schedulers
- build steps, described in Build Steps
- reporters (or reporter targets), described in Reporters
- utility classes.
For example, BuilderConfig, Build Factories, ChangeFilter and Locks are accessible through
Web interface plugins are not used directly: as described in web server configuration section, they are listed in the corresponding section of the web server configuration dictionary.
If you are not very familiar with Python and you need to use different kinds of components, start your
master.cfg file with:
from buildbot.plugins import *
As a result, all listed above components will be available for use.
This is what sample
master.cfg file uses.
2.12.1. Finding Plugins¶
Buildbot maintains a list of plugins at http://trac.buildbot.net/wiki/Plugins.
2.12.2. Developing Plugins¶
2.12.3. Plugins of note¶
Plugins were introduced in Buildbot-0.8.11, so as of this writing, only components that are bundled with Buildbot are available as plugins.
If you have an idea/need about extending Buildbot, head to How to package Buildbot plugins, create your own plugins and let the world now how Buildbot can be made even more useful.