(cc'ing the beaker-devel mailing list)
On 03/08/11 23:02, Vladimír Beneš wrote:
> a frined of mine want to use beaker for their PhD project called Lissom 
> he has a few questions:
> 1. Is beaker usable with Windows and mingw?
If you mean, can Beaker provision test machines with Windows: the answer
is currently no, but that is a feature which is being actively worked
on. I think a Beaker release with Windows provisioning support is
planned by the end of this year.
The Beaker server/lab controller code is unlikely to work on Windows.
> 2. Is Debian supported?
None of the Beaker developers use or test on Debian, but if your friend
would like to try running Beaker server/lab controller on Debian we can
help out with any issues encountered. The hardest part will be getting
the right versions of all dependencies -- in particular, TurboGears and
sqlalchemy are not fully compatible across 0.x versions. We currently
run only on RHEL5 (with TurboGears 1.0 and sqlalchemy 0.4) so that would
be the best place to start.
Provisioning test machines with Debian will be tricky, mainly because
Beaker is very RPM-centric at present. This should improve once we begin
> 3. any updated documentation available?
Public documentation is here:
Dan Callaghan <dcallagh(a)redhat.com>