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From Michael Davey <Michael.Da...@coderage.org>
Subject Re: [VFS] test server
Date Fri, 19 Mar 2004 00:37:12 GMT
Okay, so what is the next step?  Ask Infrastructure?


Gary Gregory wrote:

>  That would be great! It is such a pain to set this up every time. To
>  make things worse, there is some manual set involved, you have to
>  make sure certain files are in certain places.
>
>  Gary
>
>  Original message:
>  matthew.hawthorne wrote:
> > Michael Davey wrote:
> >
> >> Perhaps we could investigate the possibility of having a VFS test
> >> server
>
> >> set up permanently - that way users could run the tests using
> >> their own builds against the test server.
> >>
> >> I guess it wouldn't have to be a powerful server. If the entire disk
> >> image was no more than 600MB, we could even burn a backup to CD
> >> and get the system
> >> to rebuild itself periodically to address security concerns.
> >
> >
> > Even an internal server that committers could test against would be
> > a good start, if the security issues made it impossible to host a
> > public server. Publicly exposing something like that for testing
> > might be too
>
> > large of a task anyway. There are probably quite a few projects
> > (fileupload, net) that would benefit from it.
> >
> > The problem with these types of things is the variations in OS, FTP
> > servers, HTTP servers, etc. It's impossible to test all of them
> > and that's where the users are incredibly valuable. But, even if
> > we could say we're going to test with Apache 2.0 and some version
> > of say, wu-ftpd, we could at least have a simple setup to ensure
> > that things work.
>

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