Hi Aaron,

Yeah, absolutely understandable. I want my tools tested early and often.

I abuse my CI server for everything, especially for building and
packaging software. In this case I was imagining that I might have it
produce an archive on every tagged release, as well as producing a
"daily" archive. All of these would be available on some ftp/http server
somewhere with symlinks for latest archives (e.g.
galaxy-latest-release.tgz and galaxy-latest-daily.tgz). Would that work
for your use case as well?


On 07/21/2014 03:02 PM, Aaron Petkau wrote:
> Hello Eric,
> Your right about that, downloading the archive, installing all the eggs,
> and then updating the database takes a bit of time (especially if you're
> like me and like re-running tests on nearly every change you make :P). 
> I think it would be cool to have a pre-package Galaxy for integration
> testing which is quick to setup.  I once thought of downloading Björn's
> Docker image from Galaxy Bootstrap and using it that way, but thinking
> is about as far as I got with that one.  One problem I could see is it
> would have to be re-built on every release of Galaxy you want to test
> against (whereas mercurial cloning/pulling makes sure you're always up
> to date with the latest code).
> Aaron
> On Mon, Jul 21, 2014 at 2:45 PM, Eric Rasche <rasche.e...@yandex.ru
> <mailto:rasche.e...@yandex.ru>> wrote:
>     Hi Aaron,
>     Good points, I was considering using galaxy bootstrap. This is
>     mostly for the CI folk who want to download an archive, unpack it,
>     and be ready to install/test their tools. The hg clone and egg/db
>     steps seem like unnecessary overhead for this specific use case.
>     Cheers,
>     Eric
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