Niels Reedijk <niels.reedijk@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > On 4/17/05, Axel Dörfler <axeld@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > Niels Reedijk <niels.reedijk@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > > I'd like to start coding a tinderbox-equivalent (but easily > > > maintainable) in Ruby on Rails. First question: is ruby available > > > on > > > the haiku server? Second question, is there anyone who has a > > > machine > > > that can test continual building for me? Third question, should I > > > put > > > the code in the svn repository (and where)? > > What (the heck) is Ruby on Rails? Just another scripting language? > > I > > doubt that something like that is available on the server (but I > > don't > > really know). > Ruby is the language (http://www.ruby-lang.org), and rails > (http://ww.rubyonrails.com) is the framework. I could tell you that > php is evil, but I'll just prove that with Ruby on Rails the world > has > become a bit better. Seriously though. I'm having a lot of free time > today. It's now 8:53 AM (sunday the seventeenth). I think I'll have a > prototype running later today (thanks to rails). I know that PHP is evil :-) Anyway, as long as Ruby is available on BeOS, you can certainly use it, as we currently (still) need BeOS as our build platform. And I have no idea what our server can provide you with, but it certainly knows PHP. > > Anyway, I think we should have stuff like this in our repository, > > possibly under src/tests/tinderbox/ or wherever you prefer. > Well, it's actually not a part of the build. It's rather a 'web > service'. As such, it would be better under the 'buildtools' section > of the tree - or even better - as a whole new module (a 'webtools' > module, or so), because there are probably more web services getting > written as the project grows (web services are the future, but that's > a whole other rant). If it's source and used as part of our unit tests, I think it certainly belongs there. I would find buildtools quite odd, as it's not related to our (standard) build - it's part of our test suite. Bye, Axel.