[Development] How to create new Qt modules or tools
rohan.mcgovern at nokia.com
Mon Dec 12 06:59:53 CET 2011
Laszlo Papp said:
> 1) Build and software testing service
> Is there a build and software testing service provided for projects in
> the Qt Playground repositories ? I have not seen any mentionings about
> that so far. and it is an important question in my case, for instance.
> I have been using CDash  for projects under the KDE umbrella. It is
> possible as long as I use cmake as a build system in my project. I
> think such a build and software testing service along with the
> publishing of the build results would increase the QA of those
> playground projects. I know there are such QA services for "final"
> modules. I was just curious if those tools, providing the relevant
> services, are available to Qt Playground projects or not. If not, are
> there some other options ? It would be really nice if playground
> projects could get such an attention. I am not willing to propose it
> for all the projects there because I do not know the capacity, but at
> least for projects and maintainers there who are interested in this
Security is a potential issue for providing the same test resources
used for the main Qt modules to be also used against playground
modules. These test machines are Internet-connected, and arbitrary code
can be set up to run on them; lowering the barrier for getting this
arbitrary code onto the machines of course increases the security risk.
It would be interesting to know for example how Kitware handled this
issue for the above, or if it was explicitly decided to accept the risk
(which may well be a valid approach, given that the process includes a
trusted maintainer signing off on the new playground project).
 perhaps not forever - I'm describing the way things are and not
necessarily the way they should be :)
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