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Re: Testing Requirements

From: Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2011 15:32:41 -0500
To: marcosc@opera.com
Cc: Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>, public-webapps@w3.org, "public-html-testsuite@w3.org" <public-html-testsuite@w3.org>, "fd@w3.org" <fd@w3.org>
Message-ID: <1298060691.2381.37.camel@chacal>
On Tue, 2011-02-15 at 13:19 +0100, Marcos Caceres wrote:
> Hi Dom, or W3C Staff,
> Can we please get a full rundown of the systems available on test
> server. Can we also have all the details about getting access to the
> server, etc.

Here is a description of what we now have:

For the testing server w3c-test.org:
- available at http://www.w3c-test.org/, http://www1.w3c-test.org/,
http://www2.w3c-test.org/, and https://www.w3c-test.org/. Each address
runs on the same underlying copy. test.w3.org will become a redirect to
w3c-test.org soon.
- can run PHP scripts. If you need an script language support, you can
always ask but I don't think we'll make it a priority.
 Note that the replication of php scripts isn't automatic but goes
through a short internal review process. Several individuals within the
staff can do the approval, including Dominique and myself.
- cannot be directly accessed to. Files are pulled from the mercurial
repositories (dvcs.w3.org).

Besides the redirect, I' m not aware of any pending improvement requests
for w3c-test.org.

For the mercurial server dvcs.w3.org:
- Available at https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/
- To create a new repository, see
- To access the repository, see the same message above.
- Indicate that the content of the repository needs to be replicated to
w3c-test.org in your request message.

We're missing two features on dvcs:
- prevent duplicated heads
- proper identity attribution
I don't have an ETA on those at the moment.

For large media files, like videos, I recommend using media.w3.org. I
did set up a few video files as examples at

Not all of them are available in multiple formats. Help is always
welcome for the conversion.

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