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From "Gary Gregory" <ggreg...@seagullsw.com>
Subject RE: [VFS] test server
Date Thu, 18 Mar 2004 23:13:52 GMT
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-----
> From: matthew.hawthorne [mailto:matth@apache.org]
> Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2004 14:58
> To: Jakarta Commons Developers List
> Subject: Re: [VFS] test server
> 
> Michael Davey wrote:
> >> I fiddle with it once in a while as we'd like to use it in our
product.
> >> Understand that testing VFS properly is a pain as one needs to set
up a
> >> WWW server, FTP server, etc.
> >>
> > 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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