Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

#2438 new project-idea

Windows Process Management

Reported by: dustin Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone: 0.9.+
Version: 0.8.7p1 Keywords:
Cc: rutsky.vladimir@…


The windows tag documents a number of bugs about starting and killing processes on Windows. Buildbot uses Twisted's process-handling code, so these bugs may be fixed by either re-implementing better support directly in Buildbot, or by patching Twisted's process-handling code.

See also:


To do well with this project, you would need to bring a lot of the Windows experience that is lacking in the Buildbot development community. Assuming you're familiar with Windows APIs and accessing them from Python, this bug would entail

  • writing test cases to reproduce bugs users have seen
  • interacting with the Twisted community to design solutions that can be merged upstream
  • implementing portable fixes to those bugs
  • documenting them

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Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by rutsky

  • Cc rutsky.vladimir@… added

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by dustin

  • Milestone changed from 0.8.+ to 0.9.+

Ticket retargeted after milestone closed

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