[arch-general] who wants to write me a relatively simple webapp?
pyther at pyther.net
Mon Feb 7 19:08:53 EST 2011
On 02/07/2011 06:41 PM, Magnus Therning wrote:
> On 07/02/11 22:52, Dieter Plaetinck wrote:
>> for Arch releng, we have recently started automatically building test builds
>> (http://releng.archlinux.org/isos/). These images are built from the archiso and aif git repositories, and the current state of the repos.
>> The idea is that people can test these images, and once in a while, I will promote a set of testbuilds and make them the officially supported media.
>> Because everything evolves all the time, a lot of different things can cause regressions or new bugs,
>> but at the same time it would be too much work to try to test all possible scenarios for each specific testbuild version.
>> So I would like a web application that gives me "a pretty good idea" of the quality of current/recent images.
>> I request someone other then me to make this app for me, I do not have the time. (I do have time for feedback or making adjustments to the codebase you provide)
>> I'm not sure which is best, php or python, or whatever. I think both will be fine (Dan? Pierre?)
>> Basically it would have 2 modes:
>> 1) the "input" mode (after logging in with your wiki or forum account, not sure what's best here. Dan?):
>> the user would select a version (maintain a cached list of the directories at
>> the format will always be YYYY.MM.DD[suffix])
>> and select a list of options which are verified to be working fine.
>> that is:
>> (between braces are additional instructions for the user)
>> = image arch =
>> * dual, option i686
>> * dual, option x86_64
>> * i686
>> * x86_64
>> = image type =
>> * core
>> * net
>> = image boot =
>> * optical
>> * usb
>> * pxe
>> = hardware type =
>> * virtualbox
>> * qemu
>> * physical intel i686
>> * physical intel x86_64
>> * physical amd i686
>> * physical amd x86_64
>> = install type =
>> * automatic install generic example
>> * automatic install fancy example
>> * automatic install custom config (specify in comments)
>> * interactive install
>> = source selection =
>> * net install manual networking config (check that it works + rc.conf, resolv.conf, mirrorlist)
>> * net install dhcp (check that it works + rc.conf)
>> * core
>> = clock =
>> * left as is
>> * reconfigured manually
>> * reconfigured ntp
>> = partitioning/filesystems =
>> * autoprepare (check the installed system, incl fstab)
>> * manual
>> * from config file
>> = fancy stuff (checklist, not selection) =
>> * lvm2
>> * dm_crypt
>> * softraid
>> * nilfs2
>> * btrfs
>> (check also fstab, menu.lst, initcpio.conf and crypttab
>> if appropriate)
>> = rollback tested =
>> * yes
>> * no
>> = if rollback done, another partitioning/filesystems list and another "fancy stuff" list (same options as before) for after the rollback =
>> = bootloader =
>> * grub
>> * syslinux
>> * other/manual
>> = result =
>> * everything works fine
>> * something failed (elaborate in comments)
>> = comments =
>> Then, a second interface would need to represent the "current state of things.. (sort of)"
>> that is, for every important thing (like, all image arches, image types, image boots, install types, source selections, clock, partitioning/filesystems, fancy stuff, rollback tested, grub/syslinux bootloader) it needs to show the last recent tests (or the last images for which it worked), along with which user tested it. (note: not all combinations of all variables, just any test with the given variable). if there was any failed test for a specific feature for an as recent (or more recent) image then the last successful one, there should be a warning about that.
>> I'm not sure yet how exactly this page would look like, but basically I need to know all important features are tested with recent images, and that they all performed well.
>> other factors (like hardware type, bootloader other/manual bootloader option) are not very important, they are more for reference.
> How much are you willing to pay for this piece of bespoke software?
First: I really, really, hope this was a poor attempt at humour!
Second: Please don't top post. http://idallen.com/topposting.html
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