Alain Barbet

NAME

FAQ about smoke database

SYNOPSIS

    lynx http://cpanplus.keradel.com/cgi-bin/smoke_db.cgi

FAQ

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?

From:

  nttp://nntp.perl.org/perl.daily-build.reports

Which is basically a mirror of the smokers-reports@perl.org mailing list.

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:

  http://search.cpan.org/author/ABELTJE/Test-Smoke/
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: alian@cpan.org

AUTHOR

These FAQ were written and conceived by Alain Barbet <alain@cpan.org> with some help from Abe Timmerman <abeltje@cpan.org>