2.10. 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 and Changes
schedulers, described in Schedulers
build steps, described in Build Steps
reporters (or reporter targets), described in Reporters
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.
2.10.1. Finding Plugins
Buildbot maintains a list of plugins at https://github.com/buildbot/buildbot/wiki/PluginList.
2.10.2. Developing Plugins
Distribute a Buildbot Plug-In contains all necessary information for you to develop new plugins. Please edit https://github.com/buildbot/buildbot/wiki/PluginList to add a link to your plugin!
2.10.3. 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 know how Buildbot can be made even more useful.