Re: Support files

On Fri, 19 Oct 2012, Peter Linss wrote:

> On Oct 19, 2012, at 6:47 AM, James Graham wrote:
>> It is mildly annoying that it's not clear what support files (video, 
>> audio, image, etc.) files exist, especially because of the current 
>> system where tests are copied around, so relative urls to files outside 
>> of a single submission are likely to break.
>> It would be nice to fix this in two ways:
>> 1) Create a repository like "support" that could be put at the top 
>> level, much like resources, allowing links like 
>> /support/images/pass.png to work.
> While there are a bunch of commonly used support files, there are also a 
> significant number of one-off support files used only by a single test. 
> Putting those into a separate repository isn't exactly ideal either.

Sure, I'm not saying that all media files should be in a common 
repository. I'm saying that there should be one for a set of standard 
files that people can reuse between tests.

>> 2) Stop moving files around in repositories and track code review other 
>> than through position in the filesystem hierarchy.
> Like Shepherd?

Perhaps. I haven't used it so it's hard to say. But in any case moving 
files around in the repo is badness.

Received on Friday, 19 October 2012 20:28:08 UTC