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We’ve been using wallboards for ages now in the JIRA team to keep an eye on our builds. This worked well to give us an overall status of what builds are green and which builds are broken:

oldwallboards.png

It was a complete fail however when it came to assigning blame to the people that broke the build. Builds would stay red for a long time because no-one was looking into fixing them.

So I took a 20% day to create a hacked up version of the standard Bamboo Plan gadget with the goal to show two more bits of information:

Build history of the last 10 builds or so (to see how long a build had been failing for)

Build breakers – Any user on the commit list for build that resulted in new test failures


To do this I first created a new Bamboo plugin skeleton using Atlassian Plugins SDK. I then copied the sources from the standard bamboo plan gadget:

  • Gadget XML
  • CSS files
  • JS files
  • Registered all of these in my atlassian-plugins.xml:
    <web-resource key="planStatusHack">
    <dependency>com.atlassian.bamboo.gadgets:common</dependency>
    <resource type="download" name="PlanStatus.js" location="/scripts/PlanStatus.js"/>
    <!-- CSS -->        <resource type="download" name="planStatus.css" location="/styles/planStatus.css">
    <property key="content-type" value="text/css"/>        </resource>    </web-resource>
     <web-resource key="planStatusWallboardHack">        <dependency>com.atlassian.bamboo.gadgets:common</dependency>
    <resource type="download" name="PlanStatus.js" location="/scripts/PlanStatus.js"/>        <resource type="download" name="jquery.pulse.min.js" location="/scripts/jquery/jquery.pulse.min.js"/>
    <!-- CSS -->        <resource type="download" name="planStatusWallboard.css" location="/styles/planStatusWallboard.css">            <property key="content-type" value="text/css"/>        </resource>    </web-resource>
    
        <gadget key="gadgets.planStatusWithBreakers" name="Bamboo Plan Status" location="status/planStatusWithBreakers.xml"/>

I then set about hacking in my implementation. This is not in any way supported or reusable. Just have a look at the source. That’s some ugly javascript right there! Essentially it does the same as the standard Bamboo plan gadget. If it finds a broken build, the script will go back through the build history (using Bamboo’s REST API) and note down every user that was on the committer list of a build that introduced a new test failure until the script finds the last green build.
Getting the list of users to display with (gr)avatars is even more hacky:

AJS.$.each(buildBreakers, function() {
var gravatarEmail = this.userName;
if(gravatarEmail.indexOf("@") < 0) {
gravatarEmail += "@atlassian.com";            }
$buildBreakers.append(AJS.$("<li/>").append(AJS.$("<img/>").attr("src", get_gravatar(gravatarEmail, 48)).load(function() {                gadgets.window.adjustHeight();            }).addClass(this.active ? "active":"inactive")).append(AJS.$("<span/>").append(this.userName)));        });

function get_gravatar(email, size) {    // MD5 (Message-Digest Algorithm) by WebToolkit    // http://www.webtoolkit.info/javascript-md5.html    var MD5=function(s){function L(k,d){return(k<<d)|(k>>>(32-d))}function K(G,k){var I,d,F,H,x;F=(G&2147483648);H=(k&2147483648);I=(G&1073741824);d=(k&1073741824);x=(G&1073741823)+(k&1073741823);if(I&d){return(x^2147483648^F^H)}if(I|d){if(x&1073741824){return(x^3221225472^F^H)}else{return(x^1073741824^F^H)}}else{return(x^F^H)}}function r(d,F,k){return(d&F)|((~d)&k)}function q(d,F,k){return(d&k)|(F&(~k))}function p(d,F,k){return(d^F^k)}function n(d,F,k){return(F^(d|(~k)))}function u(G,F,aa,Z,k,H,I){G=K(G,K(K(r(F,aa,Z),k),I));return K(L(G,H),F)}function f(G,F,aa,Z,k,H,I){G=K(G,K(K(q(F,aa,Z),k),I));return K(L(G,H),F)}function D(G,F,aa,Z,k,H,I){G=K(G,K(K(p(F,aa,Z),k),I));return K(L(G,H),F)}function t(G,F,aa,Z,k,H,I){G=K(G,K(K(n(F,aa,Z),k),I));return K(L(G,H),F)}function e(G){var Z;var F=G.length;var x=F+8;var k=(x-(x%64))/64;var I=(k+1)*16;var aa=Array(I-1);var d=0;var H=0;while(H<F){Z=(H-(H%4))/4;d=(H%4)*8;aa[Z]=(aa[Z]|(G.charCodeAt(H)<<d));H++}Z=(H-(H%4))/4;d=(H%4)*8;aa[Z]=aa[Z]|(128<<d);aa[I-2]=F<<3;aa[I-1]=F>>>29;return aa}function B(x){var k="",F="",G,d;for(d=0;d<=3;d++){G=(x>>>(d*8))&255;F="0"+G.toString(16);k=k+F.substr(F.length-2,2)}return k}function J(k){k=k.replace(/rn/g,"n");var d="";for(var F=0;F<k.length;F++){var x=k.charCodeAt(F);if(x<128){d+=String.fromCharCode(x)}else{if((x>127)&&(x<2048)){d+=String.fromCharCode((x>>6)|192);d+=String.fromCharCode((x&63)|128)}else{d+=String.fromCharCode((x>>12)|224);d+=String.fromCharCode(((x>>6)&63)|128);d+=String.fromCharCode((x&63)|128)}}}return d}var C=Array();var P,h,E,v,g,Y,X,W,V;var S=7,Q=12,N=17,M=22;var A=5,z=9,y=14,w=20;var o=4,m=11,l=16,j=23;var U=6,T=10,R=15,O=21;s=J(s);C=e(s);Y=1732584193;X=4023233417;W=2562383102;V=271733878;for(P=0;P<C.length;P+=16){h=Y;E=X;v=W;g=V;Y=u(Y,X,W,V,C[P+0],S,3614090360);V=u(V,Y,X,W,C[P+1],Q,3905402710);W=u(W,V,Y,X,C[P+2],N,606105819);X=u(X,W,V,Y,C[P+3],M,3250441966);Y=u(Y,X,W,V,C[P+4],S,4118548399);V=u(V,Y,X,W,C[P+5],Q,1200080426);W=u(W,V,Y,X,C[P+6],N,2821735955);X=u(X,W,V,Y,C[P+7],M,4249261313);Y=u(Y,X,W,V,C[P+8],S,1770035416);V=u(V,Y,X,W,C[P+9],Q,2336552879);W=u(W,V,Y,X,C[P+10],N,4294925233);X=u(X,W,V,Y,C[P+11],M,2304563134);Y=u(Y,X,W,V,C[P+12],S,1804603682);V=u(V,Y,X,W,C[P+13],Q,4254626195);W=u(W,V,Y,X,C[P+14],N,2792965006);X=u(X,W,V,Y,C[P+15],M,1236535329);Y=f(Y,X,W,V,C[P+1],A,4129170786);V=f(V,Y,X,W,C[P+6],z,3225465664);W=f(W,V,Y,X,C[P+11],y,643717713);X=f(X,W,V,Y,C[P+0],w,3921069994);Y=f(Y,X,W,V,C[P+5],A,3593408605);V=f(V,Y,X,W,C[P+10],z,38016083);W=f(W,V,Y,X,C[P+15],y,3634488961);X=f(X,W,V,Y,C[P+4],w,3889429448);Y=f(Y,X,W,V,C[P+9],A,568446438);V=f(V,Y,X,W,C[P+14],z,3275163606);W=f(W,V,Y,X,C[P+3],y,4107603335);X=f(X,W,V,Y,C[P+8],w,1163531501);Y=f(Y,X,W,V,C[P+13],A,2850285829);V=f(V,Y,X,W,C[P+2],z,4243563512);W=f(W,V,Y,X,C[P+7],y,1735328473);X=f(X,W,V,Y,C[P+12],w,2368359562);Y=D(Y,X,W,V,C[P+5],o,4294588738);V=D(V,Y,X,W,C[P+8],m,2272392833);W=D(W,V,Y,X,C[P+11],l,1839030562);X=D(X,W,V,Y,C[P+14],j,4259657740);Y=D(Y,X,W,V,C[P+1],o,2763975236);V=D(V,Y,X,W,C[P+4],m,1272893353);W=D(W,V,Y,X,C[P+7],l,4139469664);X=D(X,W,V,Y,C[P+10],j,3200236656);Y=D(Y,X,W,V,C[P+13],o,681279174);V=D(V,Y,X,W,C[P+0],m,3936430074);W=D(W,V,Y,X,C[P+3],l,3572445317);X=D(X,W,V,Y,C[P+6],j,76029189);Y=D(Y,X,W,V,C[P+9],o,3654602809);V=D(V,Y,X,W,C[P+12],m,3873151461);W=D(W,V,Y,X,C[P+15],l,530742520);X=D(X,W,V,Y,C[P+2],j,3299628645);Y=t(Y,X,W,V,C[P+0],U,4096336452);V=t(V,Y,X,W,C[P+7],T,1126891415);W=t(W,V,Y,X,C[P+14],R,2878612391);X=t(X,W,V,Y,C[P+5],O,4237533241);Y=t(Y,X,W,V,C[P+12],U,1700485571);V=t(V,Y,X,W,C[P+3],T,2399980690);W=t(W,V,Y,X,C[P+10],R,4293915773);X=t(X,W,V,Y,C[P+1],O,2240044497);Y=t(Y,X,W,V,C[P+8],U,1873313359);V=t(V,Y,X,W,C[P+15],T,4264355552);W=t(W,V,Y,X,C[P+6],R,2734768916);X=t(X,W,V,Y,C[P+13],O,1309151649);Y=t(Y,X,W,V,C[P+4],U,4149444226);V=t(V,Y,X,W,C[P+11],T,3174756917);W=t(W,V,Y,X,C[P+2],R,718787259);X=t(X,W,V,Y,C[P+9],O,3951481745);Y=K(Y,h);X=K(X,E);W=K(W,v);V=K(V,g)}var i=B(Y)+B(X)+B(W)+B(V);return i.toLowerCase()};    var size = size || 80;    return 'https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/' + MD5(email) + '?r=x&s=' + size;}

 

I append @atlassian.com to usernames because at atlassian I know that that’s a valid e-mail address that most people here have linked to their Gravatar.

It’s ugly code and I encourage you to fork to the project on BitBucket to improve it or add your own hacks. Despite the ugly code, this wallboard has worked quite well for several months now in drawing more attention to the people that were most likely candidates for introducing build breakages! Not bad for a couple of days of 20% hackery.

Here’s what it looks like in action:
newwallboard.png

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