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From James Strachan <>
Subject Re: DownloadTest Failure when working offline/ behind firewall
Date Fri, 29 Aug 2003 12:09:06 GMT

On Friday, August 29, 2003, at 11:14  am, Kristian Koehler wrote:

> Hi all
> to clear things up a little it wasn't our intenion when starting this 
> thread to turn the current build process upside down. We just felt 
> that it wasn't very nice that the complete build fails when working 
> offline.
> You wrote that you don't see a need to change the build process. We 
> wholeheartedly agree it's a single test that is "misbehaving" not the 
> build process. But locally changing the build process as suggested 
> repeatedly isn't the right way neither AFAIC.
> Back to the test in question:
> We strongly feel that there are two possible solutions:
> 1. Start a lightweight server locally
> 2. Modify the test not to use HTTP Connection (as Ben also suggested)
> Both of these solutions leave the build process alone and enable 
> people to work offline to leave their build process alone as well.
> We submit a patch for either of the solutions if desired ;-)
> (we just would like to know if it's worthwhile coding it)

Absolutely - go for it. Either of the above sounds like a good solution 
to the probelm.


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