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From "Alexei Zakharov" <alexei.zakha...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [build-test-infra] Build Test Infrastructure
Date Wed, 02 Aug 2006 11:39:29 GMT
Anton,

How many pages do you plan to have in your application? I mean that
Struts is probably too heavy solution for couple of pages (if this is
your case). *IMHO*

Best Regards,

2006/8/2, Anton Luht <anton.luht@gmail.com>:
> Hello,
>
> > > I believe that there are more installations that can execute CGI than
> > > those that can run servlets. I'm sure that for the first time the test
> > > infrastructure will be deployed to an existing installation but not to
> > > a dedicated server - that's why I decided that CGI suites better.
> >
> > But we aren't going to deploy the "central service" to everywhere, just
> > to the apache infrastructure.
>
> I don't know Apache infrastructure too well - ok, if there's a
> possibility to deploy a webapp - I'll write server-side in Java, no
> problem.
>
> If anyone objects that the technology should be Java + servlet
> container, please let community know. If nobody objects I'm going to
> get down to coding. I think I'll use Struts for the app.
>
> > > When we have a dedicated host for builds maybe it'll be worth to
> > > rewrite test infrastructure in Java. But please do not consider the
> > > choice of technology final - I just wanted to pick something that fits
> > > for a prototype: fast to develop and easy to deploy.
> >
> > I'm confused.  We'll have a host to receive this info from the
> > distributed build machines.  One host will be recording the info from
> > the all the other distributed build machines...
> >
> > geir
> >
> > >
> > > On 8/1/06, Alexei Zakharov <alexei.zakharov@gmail.com> wrote:
> > >> Hi Anton,
> > >>
> > >> > I believe that most
> > >> > common server-side engine is CGI (not PHP or J2EE) so I'd like to
> > >> > implement this using Perl CGI scripts.
> > >>
> > >> (just thinking about) there are several good Java-oriented
> > >> technologies - servlets, JSP, JSF - why not to use them? I don't like
> > >> to say that servlets are more frequent than perl, but Java itself is
> > >> not the most widely used language. We should advertise it. :) IMHO
> > >> having Java web/servlets server (not a complete J2EE) for such type of
> > >> tasks with theoretically Harmony JRE inside will do a good job for our
> > >> project.
> > >>
> > >> Regards,
> > >>
> > >> 2006/7/28, Anton Luht <anton.luht@gmail.com>:
> > >> > Hello,
> > >> >
> > >> > I know why this thread is so lazy - it's because everybody dislikes
QA
> > >> > & testing :)
> > >> >
> > >> > > OK, now let me add my $0.02 about my vision about reporting of
test
> > >> > > results. I believe it's better to do this using HTTP rather than
mail
> > >> > > because some people may not have access to SMTP port (for example,
be
> > >> > > behind proxy with Exchange as mail server - I don't really know
if it
> > >> > > provides SMTP service). HTTP is open in most  configurations
and it
> > >> > > was already decided that HDK and tests will be delivered via
HTTP.
> > >> > >
> > >> > > I see the reporting of the results in the following way: after
> > >> > > executing tests the script packs results and uploads them (as
with
> > >> > > browser file upload) to the server. After that data is processed
on
> > >> > > server-side - daemons can send periodical e-mails, draw charts,
> > >> > > reports, lists of top test results contributors, etc.
> > >> >
> > >> > Nobody criticized this approach so I assume that it's not too bad.
I'm
> > >> > going to implement a sketch for server-side bunch of scripts - one
> > >> > that accepts uploads and puts them to a temp directory and maybe some
> > >> > simple reports. They won't use any database. I believe that most
> > >> > common server-side engine is CGI (not PHP or J2EE) so I'd like to
> > >> > implement this using Perl CGI scripts. Since this is a first draft,
> > >> > I'm not going to use advanced templates language like XSLT. Including
> > >> > HTML output in script is bad idea so I'm going to use something like
> > >> > HTML::Template [1] for pages generation and CGI::Lite [2] for requests
> > >> > handling.
> > >> >
> > >> > Perl is chosen just because it suites well for fast prototyping
> > >> development.
> > >> >
> > >> > If nobody objects, I'm going to start coding.
> > >> >
> > >> > [1] http://html-template.sourceforge.net/
> > >> > [2] http://search.cpan.org/~smylers/CGI-Lite-2.02/Lite.pm
> > >> >
> > >> > --
> > >> > Regards,
> > >> > Anton Luht,
> > >> > Intel Middleware Products Division
> > >> >
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> > >>
> > >>
> > >> --
> > >> Alexei Zakharov,
> > >> Intel Middleware Product Division
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> Regards,
> Anton Luht,
> Intel Middleware Products Division
>
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Alexei Zakharov,
Intel Middleware Product Division

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