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From Brian LeRoux...@brian.io>
Subject Re: Setting up a server for testing infrastructure
Date Sat, 19 May 2012 07:01:03 GMT
Thats good news. How do we get access to / provision machines?

On Sat, May 19, 2012 at 1:13 AM, Filip Maj <fil@adobe.com> wrote:
> Talked to some dudes in #asfinfra on irc; they don't see a problem with us
> hosting testing stuff outside of apache infra. Werd.
>
> On 5/18/12 4:06 PM, "Filip Maj" <fil@adobe.com> wrote:
>
>>Hi list,
>>
>>Couple things have happened recently that is making me wonder if Apache
>>can host a server that committers can have access to to deploy stuff for
>>testing purposes. Specifically:
>>
>>- recently we had pull requests from Don Coleman, adding some error codes
>>to Cordova's FileTransfer API. This API enables transferring files from
>>Cordova clients to HTTP servers. Don's pull request adds the HTTP status
>>code returned from the server to the error object used in the framework
>>code. One contribution from Don is to the Cordova test suite, which tests
>>this functionality. However, to do so, we need to host an HTTP server
>>somewhere to enable end-to-end testing. Currently the code in Don's
>>contribution communicates with a nodejitsu app he deployed to some URL
>>[1]. We could use a lot more of this sort of testing in this project. We
>>*could* force users of the test suite to host this server locally on their
>>machine to do testing. In my opinion this is not the best approach, adding
>>dependencies and whatnot to do test runs. If Apache would/could host this,
>>I think a few things would need to be done here. First, the test server
>>code would need to come under the Apache umbrella (I think). Second, and I
>>may be wrong on this, but the server would need to be on Apache infra.
>>- another thing I've been working on is aggregating test suite results to
>>a server. This way we can keep track of the test suite results across
>>different platforms, across cordova versions, and get a better sense of
>>where issues exist. If Apache could host something like this, that would
>>be awesome. I have been working in a "sweeper" branch of the test suite
>>[2] that deploys this instance to one of _my_ jitsu instances. It's just
>>an idea I'm working on on my personal fork, but getting this into the
>>mainline eventually, I think, would be rad.
>>
>>Maybe more of a question for mentors. Is something like this doable? Am I
>>overthinking this?
>>
>>[1]
>>https://github.com/apache/incubator-cordova-mobile-spec/pull/6/files#L0R4
>>[2] https://github.com/filmaj/incubator-cordova-mobile-spec/tree/sweeper
>>
>

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