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Re: [Publicity] Blog post: OSSTest Standalone Mode Step by Step

On Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 03:37:50PM +0100, George Dunlap wrote:
> >>It occurs to me that for the osstest->XenRT transition, a first step
> >>would be to get XenRT running on the xenproject.org testbed. That
> >>will help shake out all the random assumptions about the environment
> >>that may have ended up baked into the code.  We should probably try
> >>to touch base with the XenRT team about that, after IanJ comes back
> >>from holiday.
> >I completly get the short term - we need osstest, long term lets look
> >at Xen RT. Perhaps the blog can mention Xen RT as the more longterm
> >transition and enumerate some of the things it does?
> Well the purpose of the blog is a how-to of how to get osstest up
> and running; having a big section on XenRT would be out of place.
> Also, I doubt Wei has any personal experience with XenRT, so he's
> not exactly in a position to extol its benefits.  That would be
> better done by someone on the XenRT team, and in a different blog.
> But we should probably at least mention it, and how osstest relates
> to it.  How about something like this:
> "Some readers may recall the recent announcement of open-sourcing
> XenRT, and wondering about the relationship between osstest and
> XenRT.  Long-term, we expect that XenRT will mature as an open
> development project and eventually displace osstest.  But that is
> not likely to happen for another six months to a year.  Developing
> osstest has benefits for the current development, and we hope that
> getting people involved in writing test cases for osstest will be of
> service in helping people write test cases for XenRT when it becomes
> available.  So we have decided to continue to develop osstest until
> XenRT is ready to replace it."


>  -George

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