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From Filip Maj <...@adobe.com>
Subject Re: Setting up a server for testing infrastructure
Date Fri, 18 May 2012 23:13:21 GMT
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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