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Re: [PATCH v3] doc-diff: don't `cd_to_toplevel`

Hi Peff,

On Thu, 7 Feb 2019, Jeff King wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 07, 2019 at 03:26:21PM +0100, Johannes Schindelin wrote:
> > > So IMHO this isn't really a show-stopper problem, so much as
> > > something that is a sign of the maturing test/CI setup (I say
> > > "maturing", not "mature", as it seems we've probably still got a
> > > ways to go). As far as notifications go, it probably makes sense for
> > > them to be something that requires the user to sign up for anyway,
> > > so at that point they're making their own choice about whether the
> > > signal to noise ratio is acceptable.
> > 
> > Maybe. I do not even know whether there is an option for that in Azure
> > Pipelines, maybe GitHub offers that?
> No, I don't think so. Probably the route there would be to make a
> comment on the commit or PR that would then go to the user as a
> notification (from which they can then decide on email delivery, etc).

Ah, but that won't notify you when a Check failed. So that still would
require some scripting.

> > In any case, I just wanted to corroborate with a real-world example
> > what I mentioned at the Contributors' Summit: that I would like to not
> > script that thing yet where contributors are automatically notified
> > when their branches don't pass.
> Fair enough. As an alternative, do you know offhand if there's an easy
> machine-readable way to get the CI results? If I could poll it with curl
> and generate my own notifications, that would be fine for me.

There is a REST API:


So this would give you the latest 5 failed builds:

curl "https://dev.azure.com/gitgitgadget/git/_apis/build/builds?definitions=6&resultFilter=failed&\$top=5";

I did not find a way to filter by user, or by branch name with wildcards,

> > Speaking of which... can we hook it up with https://github.com/git/git,
> > now that the Azure Pipelines support is in `master`? I sent you and Junio
> > an invitation to https://dev.azure.com/git/git, so that either you or
> > Junio (who are the only owners of the GitHub repository) can set it up. If
> > you want me to help, please do not hesitate to ping me on IRC.
> I'm happy to. I walked through the Azure setup/login procedure, but I'm
> not sure what to do next.

The next step would be to install Azure Pipelines from the Marketplace and
activate it for git/git. There *should* be a wizard or something to walk
you through...