FAQ about smoke database
- What is it?
An application that parses smoke-reports for perl-current and puts the results in a database.
- Why is it?
This allows for a simple overview of the build status on as wide a variety of supported platforms (operating system/architecture) as possible.
- Where do the reports come from?
Which is basically a mirror of the
- How long before one can see a report in this database that appears on the newsgroup?
12 hours maximum.
- How does one submit reports?
Use Test-Smoke available on CPAN:
- What is Test-Smoke?
Extract of README: The perl core smoke test suite is a set of simple scripts that try to run the perl core tests on as many configurations as possible and combine that into a easy to parse report.
The perl source tree is refreshed using rsync to the latest level of the perl development branch before the smoke tests start.
- How does one use it on a *nix box?
Read README. Run perl configsmoke.pl.
- How does one use it on a windows box?
Get rsync(from cygwin). Read <perl_src>/README.win32. Choose a compiler from Borland, MinGW, Cygwin or Visual. And run perl configsmoke.pl
- Euh... I don't see my report!
Send me a mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
These FAQ were written and conceived by Alain Barbet <email@example.com> with some help from Abe Timmerman <firstname.lastname@example.org>