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From Craig L Russell <>
Subject Fwd: A database test cluster, Was: help needed installing software in Solaris zone
Date Thu, 10 Sep 2009 16:03:53 GMT
Any interested folks here at openjpa? Please reply to this message and  
copy infra with any ideas or offers to help or guide the project.


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> From: Aristedes Maniatis <>
> Date: September 10, 2009 1:29:18 AM PDT
> Cc: Infrastructure Apache <>
> Subject: A database test cluster, Was: help needed installing  
> software in Solaris zone
> So far we've seen interest from three projects at least (Cayenne,  
> Jackrabbit, Torque) for having a database server test 'cluster' for  
> automated testing. I suspect there may be a few more since many  
> projects at Apache support multiple db backends and testing them  
> should be an important part of the build process.
> It would be advantageous to set this up once rather than reproduced  
> for each project (and maintained, patched, etc). Setting up a  
> Windows server to cover MS-SQL would require involvement from infra  
> since there is no Windows server in production.
> Could this database cluster be set up:
> 1. Within the Hudson zone (Cayenne and Jackrabbit are there, but not  
> Torque). And those databases which can't install in Solaris need to  
> go elsewhere, but perhaps under the auspices of the Hudson  
> management team.
> 2. Generally as an infra project: another service provided to  
> projects (like svn, email, shell and other services already are made  
> available).
> 3. Within the Cayenne zone and made available as a service to other  
> projects. Right now the Cayenne zone is not highly used, since I got  
> stuck trying to install all the databases I wanted to. And the  
> server the Cayenne zone is on was donated by Sun to Cayenne for  
> pretty much this purpose, so I'm keen to get it working.
> I'm happy to help compiling/installing things (although my skills  
> are much more FreeBSD than Solaris), but what would be the best is  
> if infra were able to advise about who is best able (time, skills,  
> enthusiasm) to manage such a project, what the security implications  
> are, and how this should be technically implemented.
> Database access passwords may end up in svn (since they need to be  
> part of the junit tests), so access control will be an issue to  
> solve if connections are on other than localhost.
> As for database commercial licenses, I'd be very surprised if we  
> were not able to obtain free licenses for many databases by just  
> asking. Who would refuse to have their db be part of automated  
> testing for developer tools.
> Regards
> Ari Maniatis
> -------------------------->
> Aristedes Maniatis
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Craig L Russell
Architect, Sun Java Enterprise System
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P.S. A good JDO? O, Gasp!

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