[cairo] Automated testing of Cairo
bryce at osdl.org
Wed Aug 16 13:57:29 PDT 2006
On Wed, Aug 16, 2006 at 08:37:35AM -0400, Mike Shaver wrote:
> On 8/16/06, Carl Worth <cworth at cworth.org> wrote:
> >> Hmm. I would have to check with management on that. OSDL engineering
> >> is pretty firmly FOSS, but if Cairo is providing and administering the
> >> machine, then in the sake of interoperability it might be possible.
> >> Can you get your hands on a machine and an admin for this?
> >Heh. I was asking only because I don't have any machines/admins, (nor
> >would I be able to come up with one personally nor through my employer
> >for similar "firmly FOSS" reasons. :-)
> If you can't get a machine or help from the Mugshot guys, then I can
> arrange for a Windows machine with VNC and RDP access to be
> provisioned at Seneca, I believe. Or does the machine need to be on
> the network at OSDL?
All inter-machine communication in Crucible is done through a networked
file system. I use NFS for this, which isn't very well suited for
handling remote test machines. Thus, it'd be easiest if a machine could
just be plunked down in the OSDL network.
However, since the machines are just communicating via a file system, in
theory anything allowing network file sharing should do. RDP and VNC
are probably overkill for this; WebDAV ought to be sufficient.
The main consideration is security. While we keep the test systems
outside our company firewall, I'd prefer to ensure access is limited to
machines I specifically know about.
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