Welcome to build-status homepage !
What is build-status ?
build-status is a notification tool that you may use in addition of
continuous integration practices.
build-status is very simple : it shows an entire red or green screen, according to the last action done.
By action, I mean an URL call : /pass or /fail.
So, the idea is to set up that application full page on a dedicated spare screen in your "war room", so all of your fellow coders can see it.
Why should I use build-status ?
Because you want anybody in your team to be aware that the build just broke, so one can fix it as soon as possible !
To use that application on your project, simply add the parameter 'app_name' to the base URL, as follows : http://build-status.appspot.com/?app_name=yourprojectnamehere
Of course, you won't click manually on /pass and
/fail each time your build has passed or crashed !
You will usually add a plugin to your continuous integration system, to call these actions at the end of each build.
If you're using TeamCity,
here's a custom notifier which will do that for you.
If you've built a plugin for Hudson, Continuum, CruiseControl or another CI system, contact me so I may refer to your plugin on this page !
Contact me, Grégory PAUL, for any remark, bug or question.
My username is paulgreg, both on gmail and on twitter.
You will find that application's source code on github.