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Re: First test cases for Contacts API; JavaScript-based prototype

From: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>
Date: Wed, 25 May 2011 11:19:12 +0200
Cc: ext Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>, public-device-apis@w3.org
Message-Id: <DE6C3DA5-F309-445B-A629-143F88A2113D@berjon.com>
To: Arthur Barstow <Art.Barstow@nokia.com>
On May 24, 2011, at 23:17 , Arthur Barstow wrote:
> On May/24/2011 4:22 AM, ext Dominique Hazael-Massieux wrote:
>> Also, I went with dev.w3.org as a repository to host the test suite, but
>> the others groups are using the mercurial-based decentralized versioning
>> control system at dvcs.w3.org (with a visible check-out at
>> w3c-test.org); I think it would make sense to align with that, but since
>> that involves using another system, I didn't want to proceed with that
>> without some notion on how confident potential test contributors would
>> feel with that.
> Unless the group is already heavily invested in CVS, I think there are many benefits of using Mercurial (as is now done by at least the HTML WG and WebApps). I tend to view DAP test suites as falling under the Open Web Platform and as such, my preference would be to minimize the differences with the other groups' testing infrastructure choices.

I agree with Art. Hg has quite a few advantages over CVS, and in fact I wouldn't be averse to progressively moving all our drafts there. The only downside I've seen is that the dvcs server is harder to access over the Web than the dev one, but that can be addressed with some simple proxying (for instance, http://respec.specifiction.com/ is actually serving straight from dvcs).

Robin Berjon - http://berjon.com/
Received on Wednesday, 25 May 2011 09:19:37 UTC

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