[arch-releng] Iso tests

Tom Willemsen tom.willemsen at archlinux.us
Thu Mar 10 13:17:37 EST 2011

On 10 Mar 18:26, Dieter Plaetinck wrote:
> * add something like:
> autocmd BufWritePre *.py  :%s/\s\+$//e
> to your .vimrc, it makes sure you won't commit trailing whitespace.
> (oh right you use emacs right? well, configure it ;-)
Yes I should :)

> * there will need to be some kind of "are you human test"
>   on the input form (a simple question/response check might do fine,
>   like "which Linux distro is this about? (just the 4-letter word)")
> * I would prefer even some sort of authentication.  if there was a way
>   to allow people to authenticate with their bbs or archwiki login, or
>   even get cookies from the wiki (does archlinux.org get the cookies
>   from wiki.archlinux.org?)  this will be needed to have some
>   credibility for entries, as well as a way to get back to the user if
>   I have any questions about their report.  also if we have this, we
>   don't need the 'are you human' test.
That would be pretty cool, I only know it _should_ be possible if we
just grab credentials from the bbs/wiki/aur database, but I think that
would be beyond the scope of just the app I'm writing. Of course I could
look at how (re)captcha works.

Django does have this CSRF thing, that somehow should protect you from
cross-domain requests, I actually forgot whether or not I'm using this
right now, but if I'm not it's very easy it seems, but I don't know if
that is sufficient (probably not, you can still write a script that
grabs the necessary info that way and starts posting away).

> * I will need to install this either locally (any tips on that?) or
>   maybe we host it on archlinux.org directly (if that seems safe
>   enough, Dan? note that we'll need to update it regularly to test
>   updates, but I could review code/queries - but I have zero django
>   knowledge), when I do that, I can give feedback on the actual
>   features and workflow.
If it's just for testing you can easily git clone it and follow the
instructions provided in archweb's README, django has a very nice
testing webserver.

If you want it in a separate project so you can host it, that's also
fairly easy to do, I think, just let me know.

> * Can you provide a sample static page called "help" or something?
>   When I have a setup that I can test on, I can start writing the
>   contents for that help page.  It will be needed anyway for users who
>   want to use the app, and at the same time it can serve as
>   implementation guideline for you.
I don't know, for as far as I've understood django just doesn't do
static pages, you place them where no django url points to on the web
sever and whichever webserver you're running should serve that static
page (I'm sure Dan or someone else can explain much clearer, sorry).

But wouldn't that be a good idea for a wiki page that is linked to,


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