This little ruby gem will check a hudson rss feed for build failures and turn a x10 lamp module on if any failures are found. The simplest way to use it is to find the crapiest computer you can find to use as a controller that has a serial port, a network connection and runs ruby. When build failures are found it will turn on A1 and turn off A2 and vice versa for when no failures are found. Don't worry if you don't know what that means because the default is A1 on all the x10 stuff so just buy the kit and plug the firecracker into the serial port and a light in to the tranceiver.
sudo apt-get install bottlerocket sudo gem install buildlights
Add the following to cron
buildlights -v --hudson http://yourhudsonserver/rssLatest
WTF? that didn't work
Ok, it was that easy at the last gig. The current gig wasn't that easy. For some reason it didn't recognize the serial port so here's what I did...
- sudo mv /usr/bin/br /usr/bin/br-original
sudo gedit /usr/bin/br
/usr/bin/br-original --port /dev/ttys0 &@
Your situation might require to check more than once per minute that cron provides, here's a sample script that I've used to do that...
#!/bin/bash GEM_BIN=/var/lib/gems/1.8/bin RSS_FEED=[the feed url] CHECKS_PER_MINUTE=6 SLEEP_SECONDS=$((60/$CHECKS_PER_MINUTE)) for((i=1; i<$CHECKS_PER_MINUTE; i++)) do $GEM_BIN/buildlights -v --hudson $RSS_FEED & sleep $SLEEP_SECONDS done
Copyright (c) 2011 Darrin Holst. See LICENSE for details.