[webkit-dev] automatic webkit bugzilla bug-posting / management tool

Jeremy Orlow jorlow at chromium.org
Sat Aug 8 11:28:13 PDT 2009

Have you looked at WebKitTools/Scripts/bugzilla-tool?  There's a lot of
overlap between what it does and what you do, but there are definitely (very
cool) features in yours that it doesn't have.
Maybe you or someone else could try pulling some of this logic into
bugzilla-tool?  Both are written in Python, so it might not be that hard!


On Sat, Aug 8, 2009 at 11:01 AM, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <
luke.leighton at googlemail.com> wrote:

> as part of managing 29 patches to webkit i decided to develop a system
> which parses the ChangeLog entries and re-creates the patches.  but -
> not only that, there's a system for automatic uploading of the patch
> attachment, as well:
> http://lkcl.net/webkit/patman
> it could probably be adapted equally well to work on any bugzilla
> system, but the Webkit ChangeLog format makes it particularly
> convenient to use.
> one of the important things that the patman tool does is re-create the
> ChangeLog entry at the _top_ of the relevant ChangeLog file, and also
> it updates the date.
> then, it goes through looking for the files listed in the ChangeLog,
> and splits them out of the svn diff (yes, there's a diff/patch parser
> included in the tool)
> also, it looks for the first https://bugs.webkit.org entry, parses the
> number and then spits out the re-formatted patches in to a file
> patches/patch.<bugnumber>.txt
> then, if you want to submit the patch as an attachment, run
> patman/poemposter.py (yes, that's where the code came from - poem
> posting :) with the following arguments:
> bugnumber 'bugdescription' [optional review flag - use ? to request review]
> the [daftly-named] poemposter.py will search for the file
> patches/patch.{bugnumber}.txt and will upload it automatically to
> bugs.webkit.org, to the requested bugreport.
> you will need to create a file login.txt with:
> user: <email address>
> pass: <bugzilla password>
> as this is a bit of a hack-job, you will need to do "svn diff > f" -
> patman/patchsplit.py doesn't accept any arguments yet, it just assumes
> that there is a file "f" in the current working directory.
> also, the tool must be run from the top-level webkit svn.
> but, it should prove to be incredibly useful to those people
> submitting bugreports for review, and save a great deal of time.
> also, the patch-parsing system on its own might prove to be useful for
> the commit queue processing, as it is capable of splitting out the
> contents of patches e.g. individual ChangeLog entries.
> you can see the process by which the ChangeLog entry is re-created as
> a diff (see use of FakeChangeSet) that is always at the top of the
> file.
> l.
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