Closed Bug 850743 Opened 7 years ago Closed 5 years ago

Clean up / redesign of configuration in buildbot-configs/mozilla


(Release Engineering :: General, defect)

Not set


(Not tracked)



(Reporter: pmoore, Assigned: pmoore)


Currently there is some duplication between configuration files in
buildbot-configs/mozilla directory (e.g. see

The task is to investigate this data, to see if the data can be modeled in such a way that there is reduced redundancy, without increasing complexity in such a way that the benefits of the reduced data duplication is outweighed by the higher level of complexity. The goal should be to find a clean/elegant solution for configuring the settings, such that configuration data is inherited in such a way that it is easy to see what all settings should be for a given job, but configuration settings that are constant in a given context are only defined once.

This task is not (yet) to re-implement, only to investigate and propose a design, for review by relevant stakeholders.
Component: Release Engineering → Release Engineering: Automation (General)
QA Contact: catlee
Also it is my understanding that many of the mozconfigs are redundant now that we use the in-tree ones:

That said, I think the l10n builds still may have some use for a subset of the buildbot-configs versions.
OS: Mac OS X → All
Hardware: x86 → All
Product: → Release Engineering
Will also try to look at this again in July 2014.
Buildbot is going to silicon heaven, behold Task Cluster.
Closed: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Component: General Automation → General
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