Promoting Lucid Testing using KVM
rick.spencer at canonical.com
Mon Nov 9 14:33:30 GMT 2009
On Mon, 2009-11-09 at 07:40 -0600, Dustin Kirkland wrote:
> I agree that testing in the cloud would be interesting. But does this
> obviate enabling users to test on their local hypervisor too?
No, this is an *and* not an *or*. One key advantage of testing in the
cloud is the ability to get rapid feedback from non-technical stake
holders who are not able to run the current development version. While a
local VM would be helpful, being able to log into a remote instance and
get "instant" gratification would be strong.
As I say, getting to the daily in the cloud is additive, note a couple
more draw back of testing in the cloud:
> I see three drawbacks with running a desktop image in the cloud:
> 1) cost -- users would need to pay real money to do this
[Not if it's for internal users running from our private clous]
> 2) performance -- VNC over the WAN can be painful
> 3) experience -- to run in EC2, we're going to need to bundle an
> image, which will be similar, but not identical to the LiveCD ISO
4) No ability to test hardware compatibility
5) No compositing (I am assuming) so harder to test for important "look
and feel" issues.
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