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Wednesday May 20, 2009
11:34 AM

Testing Modules on Different Operating Systems

[ #39009 ]

I think this is a missing tool for Perl developers. If I am wrong, and there is any solution out there, please let me know.

But I think there should be available a computer farm with different operating systems. For instance, I have a Linux server, a Mac laptop, and a Windows VMWare with Strawberry. But I do not have a Windows with ActiveState Perl, neither a Windows with Cygwin Perl, neither a BSD. Not to mention other strange operating systems.

I know that to give random users access to a machine is not secure. Thus, if this farm gets created, I suggest that some precedents should be requested to the CPAN author to get the account. For instance, to have at least one released module. Other options might arise when we start discussing this.

Also, for easier maintenance, it would be great if this farm would be of virtual machines. This way it would be easy to define a time (say, 0:00 GMT) to delete the running virtual machine and install a new snapshot. Of course that would annoy people logged in at that time, but it won't hurt much.

Thoughts?

Well, all this to say I need to test my Config::AutoConf module on BSD :P

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