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Re: Portability testing using pre-configured VMs

From: Pádraig Brady
Subject: Re: Portability testing using pre-configured VMs
Date: Sat, 04 Oct 2014 02:20:51 +0100
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On 10/04/2014 12:33 AM, Assaf Gordon wrote:
> Hello,
> To ease portability testing of GNU software,
> I've created a collection of virtual-machines of POSIX-compatible, 
> Free-Software operating systems.
> These are pre-configured with programs required for building autotools-based 
> projects.
> If anyone is interested in using them, downloads and more information are 
> available here:
>    http://www.nongnu.org/pretest/
> I've sent few reports based on these VMs to various mailing lists
> (and except the MINIX case, I hope the signal-to-noise ratio was good enough 
> to be considered useful).
> OSes include:
>   gNewSense, Trisquel,
>   Debian, Ubuntu (only the free repositories),
>   CentOS, OpenSUSE,
>   FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD,
>   GNU Hurd, DilOS (OpenSolaris-like), MINIX.
> Downloads here:
>    http://www.nongnu.org/pretest/downloads/
> In this first version, testing is done manually.
> In future versions, I hope to automate large parts of it (that is - given a 
> tarball, run "configure + make + make check" on all VMs). Integration with 
> other infrastructures (like libvirt) is also a goal.
> I will try to test future tarballs sent to platform-testers.
> Comments and suggestions are welcomed,
> (Please reply to  address@hidden )

Excellent stuff.
I'll definitely try these out.
BTW sizes of the download images would be useful to present.


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