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From: Jeff Squyres (jsquyres_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-02-11 10:53:48

Greetings all.

Andy and I talked the other day about deploying MTT for Open MPI
testing. We're still doing lots of active development, but it would
be good if we could get you guys to install and run MTT (potentially
via cron) and start submitting results back to the database.

This is going to be a give-and-take process while active development
is still occurring, so bear with us... Here's the general plan:

- Everyone needs to send me a username/password to post results (low
security stuff, but enough to ensure that random people aren't
submitting results to our database). For usernames, let's go by

* iu-osl
* lanl-acl
* hlrs-? (I have no idea what Rainer's group name is :-) )
* utk-icl

For a password, use the htpasswd program to create an entry for your
username and send me the result (htpasswd is part of apache and is
installed on many/most Linux distros).

- We'll pick a "stable enough" r number on the mtt trunk in the not-
distant future so that everyone can grab this version, make an ini
file for your setup, and stuff it in a cron job.

- We'll put up a "stable" database at a specific URL somewhere on for your cron job to send its results.

- Development will continue on the trunk (and a different database)
for all the bugs that we find / features that we'll continue to develop.

- We'll probably periodically need to tell everyone to update to a
new r number on the trunk (or perhaps we'll use tag branches, or
something similar -- we haven't even investigated making tarballs
yet). We'll also probably be frequently wiping the "stable" database
during this development; we won't be building up much historical data
during this process. Hopefully having nightly runs from everyone
will *really* help shake out the bugs and feature requests.

How does this sound for a plan?

{+} Jeff Squyres
{+} The Open MPI Project