[pypy-dev] Windows Testing
gbowyer at fastmail.co.uk
Tue May 13 11:02:51 CEST 2008
Scott Dial wrote:
> Greetings Everyone,
> I was indulging in a bit of googling of my name and ran across this blog
> post from months back:
> As you can see, we are lacking in the Windows testing area, which is an
> even worse problem because none of the currently active developers has
> Windows as his primary OS. We should improve this by finding a Windows
> machine where the tests are run nightly and where we can log in to try
> bug-fixes quickly. The latter bit is important, we had a nightly windows
> test run before (thanks to Scott Dial) but it didn't help, because even
> if you tried to fix a bug you would have to wait until the next night to
> see whether it worked.
> Oddly enough, I came to this conclusion as well, but at the time I
> withdrew my box because some serious problems developed with PyPy on
> Win32 that made it impractical to continue to run the test suite. Early
> this February I took some time to try and run the test suite again (same
> problems exist as they did almost a year ago).
> However, this time, I set it up on a VMWare instance on a Linux server.
> If someone would be interested in having access to that VMWare instance,
> then I would be willing to provide the login information. Alternatively,
> I might be able to invest some time in solving the bugs, but I'm not
> sure. In the past, I got the impression that the development team was
> indifferent to Win32 support and was not interested in being an advocate.
Out of interest what is broken on the windows testing front ?
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