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Circle CI Build Status widget for Dashing (Multiple Builds)


Dashing widget to show the status of builds from CircleCI. Also shows the avatar of the person who is running/breaking/passing the current build.


  • Get a Circle API Token from your Account Dashboard and set it in your environment as CIRCLE_CI_AUTH_TOKEN
  • Add the httparty to your Gemfile and run bundle install


  1. Copy the below coffee/scss/html files into a widget folder named circle_ci_list
  2. Copy the circle_ci_list.rb file into the jobs folder

OR dashing install 5494590

Then copy the CircleCI logo below into your assets folder

screen shot 2013-05-01 at 11 14 01

There is also another version for displaying one tile per project which you can see here

class Dashing.CircleCiList extends Dashing.Widget
<h1 class="title" data-bind="title"></h1>
<img class="background" src="/assets/logo-circle-ci.png">
<ul class="items list-nostyle">
<li class="item" data-foreach-item="items" data-bind-class="item.widget_class">
<span class="label repo" data-bind="item.repo"></span>
<span class="label branch" data-bind="item.branch"></span>
<img class="avatar" data-bind-src="item.avatar_url" />
<div class="clearfix" />
require 'httparty'
require 'digest/md5'
projects = [
{ user: 'MY_GITHUB_USER_OR_ORG', repo: 'XXX', branch: 'master' },
{ user: 'MY_GITHUB_USER_OR_ORG', repo: 'YYY', branch: 'dev' },
def translate_status_to_class(status)
statuses = {
'success' => 'passed',
'fixed' => 'passed',
'running' => 'pending',
'failed' => 'failed'
statuses[status] || 'pending'
def update_builds(project, auth_token)
api_url = ''
api_url = api_url % [project[:user], project[:repo], project[:branch], auth_token]
api_response = HTTParty.get(api_url, :headers => { "Accept" => "application/json" } )
api_json = JSON.parse(api_response.body)
return {} if api_json.empty?
latest_build ={ |build| build['status'] != 'queued' }.first
email_hash = Digest::MD5.hexdigest(latest_build['committer_email'])
data = {
repo: "#{project[:repo]}",
branch: "#{latest_build['branch']}",
widget_class: "#{translate_status_to_class(latest_build['status'])}",
avatar_url: "{email_hash}"
return data
SCHEDULER.every '10s', :first_in => 0 do
items ={ |p| update_builds(p, ENV['CIRCLE_CI_AUTH_TOKEN']) }
send_event('circle-ci-list', { items: items })
$value-color: #FFF;
$background-color: #444;
$background-error-color: #A31F1F;
$background-passed-color: #8fb347;
$background-pending-color: #47bbb3;
$title-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 1);
$label-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.7);
background-color: $background-color;
padding: 0px;
vertical-align: top;
img.background {
width: 100% !important;
position: absolute;
left: 0;
top: 30px;
opacity: 0.05;
.title {
color: $title-color;
ol, ul {
margin: 0px;
text-align: left;
color: $label-color;
ol {
list-style-position: inside;
li {
margin-bottom: 5px;
.list-nostyle {
list-style: none;
li {
margin-top: 5px;
&.failed {
background-color: $background-error-color;
&.pending {
background-color: $background-pending-color;
&.passed {
background-color: $background-passed-color;
.label {
display: block;
color: $label-color;
font-size: 20px;
word-wrap: break-word;
&.repo {
float: left;
text-align: left;
padding: 5px 0px 5px 10px;
&.branch {
float: left;
text-align: left;
padding-top: 10px;
font-size: 14px;
padding: 11px 0px 5px 5px;
.avatar {
float: right;
text-align: right;
width: 40px;
djl197 commented Nov 17, 2013

I have just tried to use this and I am struggling, All the items I add appear below the background image not overlaid. And secondly when I update the status i dont get the colors. I have copied the code from above and double checked. So I suspect I am doing something stupid. Do you have a working example you can point me to.......


Having the same issue as above, any thoughts/resolutions?

jspies commented Jan 19, 2014

There's a typo in the scss file. On line 10, change the underscore to a hyphen


Sorry for not getting back to you guys. Seems my settings are such that Github doesn't notify me of Gist comments :(

As @jspies says, the underscore->dash should fix things (updated).

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