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Request Page Redesign - Facilitating the Review Process

by the OBS Team posted on 25th Jan 2023

Collaboration is the heart of the OBS project. Therefore, we have been working on the request page redesign for a while, the page where most of the collaboration happens. This time, we have focused on improving the handling of requests with multiple actions, facilitating the review process by enhancing the code changes and helping out with decision-making, among others.

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Post-mortem: Downtime on January 5, 2023

by the OBS Team posted on 5th Jan 2023

Some maintenance operations caused a long downtime on our reference server. In the lines below you will find a detailed explanation of what happened.

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More Flexibility for Workflows in the OBS and SCM Integration

by the OBS Team posted on 20th Dec 2022

Right in time for the holiday season, we have prepared you a gift for the continuous integration between OBS and SCMs. We are introducing placeholder variables and for your workflows configuration files, a customizable location. Let’s see how this new flexibility helps you in your work.

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Notifications - Report of Build Failures for Web Notifications

by the OBS Team posted on 7th Dec 2022

You might already use the email channel to get notified about build failures on package builds. From now on you can also subscribe to receive those notifications through the web channel and review them directly in the Open Build Service.

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Post-mortem: Downtime on December 5, 2022

by the OBS Team posted on 6th Dec 2022

After yesterday’s deployment, we faced a downtime on our reference server. In the lines below you will find a detailed explanation of what happened.

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Post-mortem: Downtime on November 30, 2022

by the OBS Team posted on 1st Dec 2022

After yesterday’s deployment, we faced a downtime on our reference server. We want to share with you a detailed explanation of what happened.

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Request Page Redesign - Build Results with a Pinch of Salt

by the OBS Team posted on 28th Nov 2022

Once again, we worked on the request workflow. This time we have delivered a renovated interface to show the build results, ready to be consumed by the most demanding palates. Besides that, we have cooked up a couple of additions arranged on several tabs for the hungriest. Just keep reading, help yourself and enjoy.

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Request Page Redesign - Build results and superseded conversations

by the OBS Team posted on 24th Oct 2022

We don’t stop improving the requests workflow and we are actively working on the feedback. This time we worked on including conversations from superseded requests and presenting build results.

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More API Endpoint Documentation for Project and Package Sources

by the OBS Team posted on 10th Oct 2022

Remember our new openAPI Documentation? Of course you do!

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Gitea Joins the SCM/CI Party!

by the OBS Team posted on 28th Sep 2022

As we disclosed a few days ago, the roll-out of the SCM/CI feature was not the end. The proof is that we are here to announce another important milestone regarding the OBS SCM/CI integration. Starting today, Gitea is available for you to be integrated with OBS!

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The New Watchlist Came to Stay

by the OBS Team posted on 26th Sep 2022

We enabled the new watchlist feature in February 2022 under the beta program. Since then, we have been improving this feature thanks to the valuable feedback coming from our users. Moving forward today, we are now ready to push it out of the beta program and make it generally available in OBS.

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General Availability of the SCM/CI Integration Feature

by the OBS Team posted on 21st Sep 2022

In May of 2021 we took our first steps towards putting OBS builds into the continuous integration cycle with the SCM/CI feature. Thanks to the valuable feedback we received from users who started as early testers and became heavy users of the feature, we are ready today to push it out of the beta program, making it generally available in OBS.

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Request Page Redesign - Round Two

by the OBS Team posted on 14th Sep 2022

Previously we started the redesign of the request workflow as part of the beta program. We received a lot of feedback from you and still have a lot on our TODO list. This time we focused our attention on the support of multi-action submit requests and on creating more clarity in the conversations area by highlighting comments.

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Search API Endpoints, Fully Documented

by the OBS Team posted on 29th Aug 2022

Here we come again, with another piece of the API documentation rework. This time we fully documented the search endpoints.

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Request Page Redesign

by the OBS Team posted on 15th Aug 2022

We strive to continuously improve the OBS and find new ways to provide you with a better user experience. For a while now, we have worked our way through the OBS collaboration workflow. How do you learn what other people have done? How can you pay attention to things you are not involved in directly? How can you learn more about the people that you collaborate with?

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SCM Bridge support for the SCM/CI integration

by the OBS Team posted on 18th Jul 2022

We’re back with a new change in SCM/CI integration. This time with support for a new way of fetching sources from your SCM, the OBS Git Bridge.

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Token Party!

by the OBS Team posted on 20th Jun 2022

With the introduction of the workflows, a wide range of integrations became available for individual users. Now those integrations start to get interesting at team level too. But, until now, you could not use the same workflow token with a group of users. We’ve fixed that for you.

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Post-Mortem: Rack Gem Version Mismatch on May 31, 2022

by Saray posted on 1st Jun 2022

There was a severe service degradation of our reference server. On 2022-05-31 a deployment of OBS failed and led to a downtime. We want to give you some insight into what happened.

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Clear Separation Between Incoming Webhooks and Status Reports for the SCM/CI Integration

by the OBS Team posted on 31st May 2022

Another round of SCM/CI integration. This time we focused on a better separation between the incoming webhooks and the status reports we send back to the SCM for the individual workflow runs. On top of this we made the error messages more meaningful, in case something goes wrong when reporting back to the SCM.

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Post-Mortem: Events Table Overflow on May 18, 2022

by Saray posted on 19th May 2022

There was a severe service degradation of our reference server. On 2022-05-18 the events system of OBS started to fail, causing problems in different areas of the application. We want to give you some insight into what happened.

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