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Kiran,

I don't have the time to set up a test environment for you.

Milen is the only person I'm aware of that has done anything with getting the 
backend to work with derby.  So, if he hasn't updated it to work with the 
latest code, then I doubt anyone has.

Josh

On Wednesday June 09, 2010, Kiran N wrote:
> Josh,
> Are there any updates on setting up 2 desktops/laptops/blades so that i can
> set up the VCL for testing.
> Also, as suggested by Aaron the perl code has been changed to some extent
>  so has anyone incorporated Milen's changes to new version for connecting
>  to Derby database.
> Please let me know since I am willing to test the VCL code with derby and I
> need the updated perl modules.
> 
> On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 1:49 PM, Josh Thompson <josh_thomp...@ncsu.edu>wrote:
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> > Really, just about all of the web code could be tested using two desktops
> > or
> > even laptops.  You would just need to install the web, database, and
> > management node software on one, and vmware free server and some VMs on
> > the other.  That would at least be easier than finding and setting up
> > blade servers.
> >
> > Josh
> >
> > On Wednesday June 02, 2010, Kiran N wrote:
> > > Thanks Josh for your suggestion !
> > > Even I am wondering about  the best possible way to get it tested.
> > > In case there is no other option then I would be needing a set of
> > > blades and some pool of computers rite?
> > > Meanwhile, in case anyone else has known of a better option pls
> > > suggest.
> > >
> > > On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 12:37 PM, Josh Thompson
> >
> > <josh_thomp...@ncsu.edu>wrote:
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> > > > Kiran,
> > > >
> > > > Unfortunately, we don't actually have a default set of images
> >
> > available.
> >
> > > >  The
> > > > entries that come in the image table are there as examples for when
> > > > people are
> > > > creating their own base images.  We probably should remove them and
> > > > put examples online somewhere instead.  What do others on the list
> > > > think about this?
> > > >
> > > > We don't currently have a good solution for the fact that you really
> >
> > need
> >
> > > > a full VCL install to do much useful development, and doing a full
> > > > install isn't
> > > > a simple thing.
> > > >
> > > > Josh
> > > >
> > > > On Tuesday June 01, 2010, Kiran N wrote:
> > > > > Thank you Josh!
> > > > > The plan sounds good to me since there are actually lot of code
> >
> > changes
> >
> > > > and
> > > >
> > > > > its important we document that correctly.
> > > > >
> > > > > I have a suggestion that while we are waiting for that , there are
> >
> > few
> >
> > > > > things I need access to:
> > > > > There are some set of default images in database image table. I
> >
> > wanted
> >
> > > > > to initiate the process of making a reservation on any one of those
> > > > > images. I needed that to test New reservation, Block reservation.
> > > > > So, in case
> > > >
> > > > there
> > > >
> > > > > is any captured image which is used by VCL for testing purposes
> >
> > please
> >
> > > > let
> > > >
> > > > > me know.This would in turn also need some computer table entries
> > > > > too. Overall, I would be needing some additional test data for me
> > > > > to test all the php files.
> > > > > Please let me know what can be done on that!
> > > > >
> > > > > Also I have submitted the ICLA form
> > > > > http://www.apache.org/licenses/#clas
> > > >
> > > > .
> > > >
> > > > > Please let me know if there is anything else I am supposed to do!
> > > > > Any suggestions are welcome!
> > > > >
> > > > > On Tue, Jun 1, 2010 at 11:27 AM, Josh Thompson
> > > >
> > > > <josh_thomp...@ncsu.edu>wrote:
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> > > > > > Kiran,
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Wow - that's a lot of changes.  We're in need of more committers,
> >
> > and
> >
> > > > it
> > > >
> > > > > > sounds like you've done a lot of work already.  So, this could be
> > > > > > very beneficial.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > As I read this, I realized we (the Apache VCL community) don't
> > > > > > have any guidelines in place for contributing modifications that
> > > > > > affect large portions
> > > > > > of the code.  I just composed another message to this list titled
> > > > > > "guidelines
> > > > > > for contributing large modifications" to establish some
> > > > > > guidelines.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Before discussing your contributions further, lets wait on that
> > > > > > process to get
> > > > > > worked out so that this can be contributed in a way that most
> > > > > > benefits the community.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Thanks,
> > > > > > Josh
> > > > > >
> > > > > > On Friday May 28, 2010, Kiran N wrote:
> > > > > > > Hello All,
> > > > > > > I have been studying VCL code and I want to be a contributor to
> >
> > the
> >
> > > > VCL
> > > >
> > > > > > > development. I will identify my work as related to JIRA issue
> > > > > > > VCL-202(in database) started by Milen Paskov. There are few
> >
> > things
> >
> > > > > > > I have been
> > > > > >
> > > > > > working
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > on and would like to share here.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >    - Modified vcl.sql script to connect to Apache derby
> > > > > > > database and
> > > > > >
> > > > > > create
> > > > > >
> > > > > > >    the database with the tables and data as in mysql. Please
> > > > > > > find the vcl-derby.sql attached with this email.
> > > > > > >    - I have been working on the PHP front end code so that it
> > > > > > > can connect to both mysql and Apache derby database. I am not
> > > > > > > sure if
> >
> > I
> >
> > > > > > > need to contibute to this by creating a new JIRA issue number.
> > > > > > > Please advise on this. - Regarding changes to the PHP front
> > > > > > > end,
> >
> > I
> >
> > > > > > > have
> > > >
> > > > coded
> > > >
> > > > > > > a new 'param.php' file which changes the database data fetch or
> > > >
> > > > update
> > > >
> > > > > > > statements based on the type of database. I also
> > > > > > > assigns/creates some global variables. As stated in JIRA issue
> > > > > > > VCL-202 , there
> >
> > are
> >
> > > > > > > certain keywords ('user', 'end', 'order' and 'key')which cannot
> >
> > be
> >
> > > > > > > used as database columns or table names in derby , I have
> > > > > > > created global
> > > > > >
> > > > > > variables
> > > > > >
> > > > > > >  which store the values of these keyword based on mysql/derby.
> > > > > > >    - Apart from this in the code there are some small changes
> >
> > like
> >
> > > > > > >    DATA_FORMAT() , UNIX_TIMESTAMP() functions is not recognized
> >
> > in
> >
> > > > > > > derby. So they have been changed accordingly. I am working on a
> > > > > > > document to provide the complete list of changes between mysql
> >
> > and
> >
> > > > > > > derby from the
> > > > > >
> > > > > > PHP
> > > > > >
> > > > > > >  front end code perspective.
> > > > > > >    - Regarding connecting PHP to Apache derby, db2 runtime
> > > > > > > client
> > > >
> > > > with
> > > >
> > > > > > >    ibm_db2 extension is used. PDO_ODBC is the data access
> >
> > interface
> >
> > > > for
> > > >
> > > > > > PHP
> > > > > >
> > > > > > >    which compiles directly against DB2 librraries for native
> >
> > access
> >
> > > > to
> > > >
> > > > > > DB2.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > >  PHP is complied with ibm_db2 extension and configured
> >
> > accordingly.
> >
> > > > > > Please
> > > > > >
> > > > > > >  refer to below links for better understanding.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > References:
> > > > > > > http://coffeecode.net/uploads/talks/phptropics-ibm_db2.pdf
> > > > > > > http://www.db2ude.com/?q=node/81
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > I am working on providing more explanatory documents which
> > > > > > > would help
> > > > > >
> > > > > > doing
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > the setup for testing and checking the connection of PHP with
> >
> > derby
> >
> > > > but
> > > >
> > > > > > >  this is the initial idea that i shared. Presently, I have done
> >
> > the
> >
> > > > > > > setup and working on the PHP front end code. I will be sharing
> >
> > that
> >
> > > > > > > also with you probably sometime next week.
> > > > > > > Please provide me feedback and suggestions on this! Let me know
> >
> > for
> >
> > > > any
> > > >
> > > > > > > questions.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > - --
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> > > > > > Josh Thompson
> > > > > > Systems Programmer
> > > > > > Advanced Computing | VCL Developer
> > > > > > North Carolina State University
> > > > > >
> > > > > > josh_thomp...@ncsu.edu
> > > > > > 919-515-5323
> > > > > >
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> > North Carolina State University
> >
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Josh Thompson
Systems Programmer
Advanced Computing | VCL Developer
North Carolina State University

josh_thomp...@ncsu.edu
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