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From "Anton Luht" <anton.l...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [build-test-infra] Build Test Infrastructure
Date Wed, 02 Aug 2006 11:25:18 GMT
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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