In my latest commit , I added a number of features to the code which I had in mind:
- Application wide Logging
- Basic Build Monitoring
- Email notification
These features are most useful when the service is deployed with multiple worker nodes. For local image building, these are not so important. I also added support for specifying local filesystem as staging – useful for local image building.
Next up, I have a few things to work on. Test the Web UI and Rest API interface again. Update the HOWTO (its outdated already!). And few other things remain.
Demo of Email Notification
When you submit a build request (in multiple worker nodes mode), you get an email upon notification:
Your Image Building Request have been submitted. You may monitor the progress by going to http://192.168.1.4:5100/log/tmp/imagebuild_134292350407.log. You will also recieve an email upon completion.
And then when the job completes, another email:
The build was completed by worker:: 192.168.1.4. Detailed log:
2012-07-22 12:18:24,074 – Registered a new Image Build request firstname.lastname@example.org
2012-07-22 12:18:24,075 – Image type:: dvd
2012-07-22 12:18:29,074 – Image Build notification sent
2012-07-22 12:18:29,383 – Starting the Image Build Process
2012-07-22 12:18:29,385 – DVD image arch requested should be the same as the build arch
2012-07-22 12:18:29,386 – Image building process complete
2012-07-22 12:18:29,387 – Error creating image. Transferring Logs.
2012-07-22 12:18:29,388 – Initiating local transfer of logs to /tmp/staging
2012-07-22 12:18:29,401 – Logs available at file:///tmp/staging
At this point of time, the best place to understand what is happening is to begin with the command line clients in cli/ : build_cli_basic.py and build_cli.py.I Should have an updated HOWTO soon.