[ic] Interchange 5/6 demo testing environment

Jon Jensen jon at endpoint.com
Wed Nov 6 17:48:27 UTC 2013

On Wed, 6 Nov 2013, Sam Batschelet wrote:

> I came up with an idea for creating an interchange demo testing 
> environment using camps (devcamps.org) wanted to see if people felt it 
> would be useful.  The problem I see is it is generally complicated to 
> test multiple versions of Interchange with multiple versions of Perl. 
> This problem was brought to light again yesterday as a community member 
> posted what appears to be an issue with Safe in the 5.8 branch.  Also 
> with Josh's new strap template we have multiple demos that need 
> monitoring.  I have been working on utilizing Carton and Perlbrew most 
> recently Plenv after introduction from Richard Templet.  These scripts 
> along with camps could create a really interesting testing application. 
> Without getting into a long drawn out email here is how it would work.
> To visually test a demo of interchange you would first select a perl 
> version followed by an interchange version i.e. 
> testing.com/perl-5.14.3/ic-5.7.6/.  Nginx using fastcgi would manage the 
> routes under the hood.  On the server side plenv and carton would manage 
> perl and the module dependencies.
> Most of this I already have working besides the carton management script 
> which I planned to build anyways for IC6 testing.  This would take a bit 
> of time to get going and I am getting pretty swamped but if this 
> interests enough people I can start playing with it.

That sounds really useful, Sam.


Jon Jensen
End Point Corporation

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