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Subject: Re: [boost] Test reporting (Was: Process discussions)
From: Rene Rivera (grafikrobot_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-01-31 12:11:36

On 1/31/2011 10:58 AM, Vladimir Prus wrote:
> Rene Rivera wrote:
>> On 1/31/2011 10:40 AM, Vladimir Prus wrote:
>>> Steven Watanabe wrote:
>>>> AMDG
>>>> On 1/31/2011 5:12 AM, Daniel James wrote:
>>>>> On 31 January 2011 10:10, John Maddock<boost.regex_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>>>>>> * The testers machine builds it's own test results pages - ideally these
>>>>>> should go into some form of version control as well so we can roll back and
>>>>>> see what broke when.
>>>>>> * When a tester first starts testing they would add a short meta-description
>>>>>> to a script, and run the script to generate the test results index pages. ie
>>>>>> there would be no need for a separate machine collecting and processing the
>>>>>> results.
>>>>>> * The test script should run much of the above *in parallel* if requested.
>>>>> Is anyone willing to work on something like this? Everyone seems a bit
>>>>> scared of the testing scripts, although I thnk Rene is working on a
>>>>> new reporting system.
>>>> I suspect that this is largely a matter of
>>>> unfamiliarity. I translated most of the
>>>> report generation xsl scripts into C++ last
>>>> year, and I didn't find them that hard to
>>>> understand.
>>> Oh -- but are we still using XSLT? Do you think we can
>>> easily switch to your C++ translation?
>> Yes, as I've mentioned offhandedly recently.. I'm working on a
>> replacement for the reporting which is scalable, easy to use, etc.
>> Obviously not written in XSLT, but written in Python for Google's App
>> Engine Cloud service.
> Do you need help?

I will at some point.. But not yet. Note, the reason I'm being cagey
about this is that in order to support the effort I'm doing it as a
commercial endeavor. I.e. so I can hopefully get enough income to pay
for the Google server usage. Although parts of it will be open-source,
which is what I'll need help with soon.

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