self-serve builds!

Do you want to be able to cancel your own try server builds?

Do you want to be able to re-trigger a failed nightly build before the RelEng sheriff wakes up?

Do you want to be able to get additional test runs on your build?

If you answered an enthusiastic YES to any or all of these questions, then self-serve is for you.

self-serve was created to provide an API to allow developers to interact with our build infrastructure, with the goal being that others would then create tools against it. It's still early days for this self-serve API, so just a few caveats:

  • This is very much pre-alpha and may cause your computer to explode, your keg to run dry, or may simply hang.
  • It's slower than I want. I've spent a bit of time optimizing and caching, but I think it can be much better. Just look at shaver's bugzilla search to see what's possible for speed. Part of the problem here is that it's currently running on a VM that's doing a few dozen other things. We're working on getting faster hardware, but didn't want to block this pre-alpha-rollout on that.
  • You need to log in with your LDAP credentials to work with it.
  • The HTML interface is teh suck. Good thing I'm not paid to be a front-end webdev! Really, the goal here wasn't to create a fully functional web interface, but rather to provide a functional programmatic interface.
  • Changing build priorities may run afoul of bug 555664...haven't had a chance to test out exactly what happens right now if a high priority job gets merged with a lower priority one.

That being said, I'm proud to be able to finally make this public. Documentation for the REST API is available as part of the web interface itself, and the code is available as part of the buildapi repository on hg.mozilla.org

https://build.mozilla.org/buildapi/self-serve

Please be gentle!

Any questions, problems or feedback can be left here, or filed in bugzilla.