[Webtest] [dev] discussions

Dierk Koenig webtest@lists.canoo.com
Thu, 23 Sep 2004 11:58:11 +0200

Having spent the whole morning without programming I'd like to
summarize what is ok for me and what isn't.

- I'm happy to answer any questions as good as I can and as
  my time constraints allow.
- I will not do this more than 4 hours a day.
- I will not use email for conversations that I can have
- I occasionally will announce changes to webtest in advance
  if I feel that this is appropriate. Announcements or planned
  activites may be posted to this list or be updated in a
  /todo.txt . Everybody is welcome to ask or comment about it.

so much for today

> -----Original Message-----
> From: webtest-admin@lists.canoo.com
> [mailto:webtest-admin@lists.canoo.com]On Behalf Of Marc Guillemot
> Sent: Donnerstag, 23. September 2004 10:50
> To: webtest@lists.canoo.com
> Subject: Re: [Webtest] [dev] discussions
> Hi Dierk,
> >>it's a general consideration. One of the last cases was the 
> >>introduction of Jetty.
> > 
> > I discussed this with Denis face-to-face. He is very proficient in 
> > creating self-contained builds (and not only there).
> that's the point, discussions aren't in a dev mailing list but private.
> >>What I'm missing is some discussion on a "road map" or when 
> >>something has been done, some explaination on the reason. 
> > 
> > Feel free to ask about any puzzles.
> > 
> > As far as changes are observable to the user, I try my very best to
> > explain it on the http://webtest-community.canoo.com blog and 
> on this list.
> > As far as developers are concerned I try to give good comments in 
> > the CVS (but admittedly not always) that can be easily explored 
> > through http://webtest.canoo.com/fisheye/ .
> the quality of the CVS commit is not always that good and it 
> gives only a ponctual information, nothing on the "big 
> picture".
> > A "road map" doesn't really fit with webtest as the development is
> > very opportunity driven. The great possiblity of using Groovy was never
> > foreseen. Same with the currently integrated Applet testing support.
> > But we could certainly introduce a file /todo.txt to keep track of
> > already identified issues.
> > Would this address your needs?
> as a result of a discussion yes.
> >>For example the selftests are now as small files in the selftests 
> >>dir what is really a good thing to simplify/clean up 
> >>the source structure but for instance why are the old versions 
> >>always in place?
> > 
> > Obsolete files should be deleted. 
> > Please do so if you find any.
> > There is no reason to keep them.
> the problem in such a case is that you are the only person that 
> can/has to do that. Indeed, you've started a change but 
> apparently didn't do it completely. As I can't know if you just 
> forgot it, or made it intentionally, I can't delete the 
> files.
> In a separate mail, I'll describe some propositions to discuss 
> concerning webtest dev.
> Marc.
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