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Buildbot no longer supports Python 2.7 on the Buildbot master.

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This page documents the latest, unreleased version of Buildbot. For documentation for released versions, see http://docs.buildbot.net/current/.

2.12.2. Upgrading to Buildbot 3.0

Upgrading a Buildbot instance from 2.x to 3.0 may require some work to achieve.

The recommended upgrade procedure is as follows:

  • Upgrade to the last released BuildBot version in 2.x series.

  • Remove usage of the deprecated APIs. All usages of deprecated APIs threw a deprecation warning at the point of use. If the code does not emit deprecation warnings, it’s in a good shape in this regard. You may need to run the master on a real workload in order to force all deprecated code paths to be exercised.

  • Upgrade to the latest Buildbot 3.0.x release.

  • Fix all usages of deprecated APIs. In this case, the only deprecated APIs are temporary *NewStyle build step aliases.

  • (Optional) Upgrade to newest Buildbot 3.x. The newest point release will contain bug fixes and functionality improvements.

2.12.2.1. Build steps

Buildbot 3.0 no longer supports old-style steps (steps which implement start method as opposed to run method). This only affects users who use steps as base classes for their own steps. New style steps provide a completely different set of functions that may be overridden. Direct instantiation of step classes is not affected. Old and new style steps work exactly the same in that case and users don’t need to do anything.

See New-Style Build Steps in Buildbot 0.9.0 for instructions of migration to new-style steps.

Migrating build steps that subclass one of the build steps provided by Buildbot is a little bit more involved. The new and old-style step APIs cannot be provided by a single class. Therefore Buildbot 2.9 introduces a number of new-style build steps that are direct equivalent of their old-style counterparts. These build steps are named as <StepType>NewStyle where <StepType> is the old-style step they provide compatibility interface for. Buildbot 3.0 removes old-style step support and changes the <StepType> classes to be equivalent to <StepType>NewStyle counterparts. Buildbot 3.2 removes the <StepType>NewStyle aliases.

If a custom step is a subclass of <StepType step which is provided by Buildbot, then the migration process is as follows. The custom step should be changed to subclass the <StepType>NewStyle equivalent and use the new-style APIs as specified in New-Style Build Steps in Buildbot 0.9.0. This part of the migration must be done before the build master is migrated to 3.0. The resulting custom step will work in Buildbot 2.9.x-3.1.x. After the build master is migrated to 3.0, the custom step may be changed to subclass <StepType. This is a simple renaming change, no other related changes are necessary. This part of the migration must be done before the build master is migrated to 3.2.

The following build steps have their new-style equivalents since Buildbot 2.9:

The list of old-style steps that have new-style equivalents for gradual migration is as follows:

  • Configure (new-style equivalent is ConfigureNewStyle)

  • Compile (new-style equivalent is CompileNewStyle)

  • HTTPStep (new-style equivalent is HTTPStepNewStyle)

  • GET, PUT, POST, DELETE, HEAD, OPTIONS (new-style equivalent is GETNewStyle, PUTNewStyle, POSTNewStyle, DELETENewStyle, HEADNewStyle, OPTIONSNewStyle)

  • MasterShellCommand (new-style equivalent is MasterShellCommandNewStyle)

  • ShellCommand (new-style equivalent is ShellCommandNewStyle)

  • SetPropertyFromCommand (new-style equivalent is SetPropertyFromCommandNewStyle)

  • WarningCountingShellCommand (new-style equivalent is WarningCountingShellCommandNewStyle)

  • Test (new-style equivalent is TestNewStyle)

The migration path of all other steps is more involved as no compatibility steps are provided.

2.12.2.2. Reporters and report generators

Buildbot 2.9 introduced report generators as the preferred way of configuring the conditions of when a message is sent by a reporter and contents of the messages. The old parameters have been gradually deprecated in Buildbot 2.9 and Buildbot 2.10 and removed in Buildbot 3.0.

The following describes the procedure of upgrading reporters.

In general, one or more arguments to a reporter is going to be replaced by a list of one or more report generators passed as a list to the generators parameter.

The description below will explain what to do with each parameter.

MailNotifier

The generators list will contain one or two report generators.

The first will be an instance of BuildStatusGenerator if the value of buildSetSummary was True or BuildSetStatusGenerator if the value of buildSetSummary was False. This will be referred to as status generator in the description below.

The second generator is optional. It included if the value of watchedWorkers is not None (the default is "all") If included, it’s an instance of WorkerMissingGenerator. This will be referred to as missing worker generator in the description below.

The following arguments have been removed:

  • subject. Replacement is subject parameter of the status generator.

  • mode. Replacement is mode parameter of the status generator.

  • builders. Replacement is builders parameter of the status generator.

  • tags. Replacement is tags parameter of the status generator.

  • schedulers. Replacement is schedulers parameter of the status generator.

  • branches. Replacement is branches parameter of the status generator.

  • addLogs. Replacement is add_logs parameter of the status generator.

  • addPatch. Replacement is add_patch parameter of the status generator.

  • buildSetSummary. Defines whether the status generator will be instance of BuildStatusGenerator (value of True, the default) or BuildSetStatusGenerator (value of False).

  • messageFormatter. Replacement is message_formatter parameter of the status generator.

  • watchedWorkers. Replacement is workers parameter of the missing worker generator. If the value was None, then there’s no missing worker generator and the value of messageFormatterMissingWorker is ignored.

  • messageFormatterMissingWorker. Replacement is message_formatter parameter of the missing worker generator.

PushjetNotifier, PushoverNotifier, BitbucketServerPRCommentPush

The generators list will contain one or two report generators.

The first will be an instance of BuildStatusGenerator if the value of buildSetSummary was True or BuildSetStatusGenerator if the value of buildSetSummary was False. This will be referred to as status generator in the description below.

The second generator is optional. It included if the value of watchedWorkers is not None (the default is None) If included, it’s an instance of WorkerMissingGenerator. This will be referred to as missing worker generator in the description below.

The following arguments have been removed:

  • subject. Replacement is subject parameter of the status generator.

  • mode. Replacement is mode parameter of the status generator.

  • builders. Replacement is builders parameter of the status generator.

  • tags. Replacement is tags parameter of the status generator.

  • schedulers. Replacement is schedulers parameter of the status generator.

  • branches. Replacement is branches parameter of the status generator.

  • buildSetSummary. Defines whether the status generator will be instance of BuildStatusGenerator (value of True, the default) or BuildSetStatusGenerator (value of False).

  • messageFormatter. Replacement is message_formatter parameter of the status generator. In the case of PushjetNotifier and PushoverNotifier, the default message formatter is MessageFormatter(template_type='html', template=<default text>).

  • watchedWorkers. Replacement is workers parameter of the missing worker generator. If the value was None, then there’s no missing worker generator and the value of messageFormatterMissingWorker is ignored.

  • messageFormatterMissingWorker. Replacement is message_formatter parameter of the missing worker generator. In the case of PushjetNotifier and PushoverNotifier, the default message formatter is MessageFormatterMissingWorker(template=<default text>).

BitbucketServerCoreAPIStatusPush, BitbucketServerStatusPush, GerritVerifyStatusPush, GitHubStatusPush, GitHubCommentPush, GitLabStatusPush

The generators list will contain one report generator of instance BuildStartEndStatusGenerator.

The following arguments have been removed:

  • builders. Replacement is builders parameter of the status generator.

  • wantProperties. Replacement is wantProperties parameter of the message formatter passed to the status generator.

  • wantSteps. Replacement is wantSteps parameter of the message formatter passed to the status generator.

  • wantLogs. Replacement is wantLogs parameter of the message formatter passed to the status generator.

  • wantPreviousBuild. There is no replacement, the value is computed automatically when information on previous build is needed.

  • startDescription. Replacement is a message formatter of type MessageFormatterRenderable passed as the start_formatter parameter to the status generator.

  • endDescription. Replacement is a message formatter of type MessageFormatterRenderable passed as the end_formatter parameter to the status generator.

HttpStatusPush

The generators list will contain one report generator of instance BuildStatusGenerator.

The following arguments have been removed:

  • builders. Replacement is builders parameter of the status generator.

  • wantProperties. Replacement is wantProperties parameter of the message formatter passed to the status generator.

  • wantSteps. Replacement is wantSteps parameter of the message formatter passed to the status generator.

  • wantLogs. Replacement is wantLogs parameter of the message formatter passed to the status generator.

  • wantPreviousBuild. There is no replacement, the value is computed automatically when information on previous build is needed.

  • format_fn. Replacement is a message formatter of type MessageFormatterFunction passed as the message_formatter parameter to the status generator. The MessageFormatterFunction should be passed a callable function as the function parameter. This function parameter has a different signature than format_fn. format_fn was previously passed a build dictionary directly as the first argument. function will be passed a dictionary, which contains a build key which will contain the build dictionary as the value.

BitbucketStatusPush

The generators list will contain one report generator of instance BuildStartEndStatusGenerator.

The following arguments have been removed:

  • builders. Replacement is builders parameter of the status generator.

  • wantProperties, wantSteps, wantLogs and wantPreviousBuild were previously accepted, but they do not affect the behavior of the reporter.

2.12.2.3. Template files in message formatters

Paths to template files that are passed to message formatters for rendering are no longer supported. Please read the templates in the configuration file and pass strings instead.