mikeal at osafoundation.org
Thu Aug 2 19:04:19 PDT 2007
> So to this end, I svn up'd my windmill directory and tried to get
> going. Sadly, the wx gui version was really slow, and crashed on
> me. So then I decided to use the CLI version, which is more up my
> alley anyhow. I figured out how to load all the tests...but didn't
> get much beyond that unfortunately! I just didn't know the
> commands, and couldn't find docs on them anywhere.
The wx gui is very new and I'm not surprised you had some trouble
with, be assured that it's being worked on.
The command line mode, i assume you're using the "shell" command, is
a normal python shell with a bunch of objects in the local scope for
convenience. If you type dir() in that command line you'll see a list
of all objects in the local scope. We are working on documentation
but we have a lot of work on our plates right now and it's slipped a
> I'm afraid that at this point it seems (as so often happens in Open
> Source projects) the functionality of Windmill has outpaced the
> documentation. I would love to see a page listing all the CLI
> commands on the wiki, and perhaps even a page on the Cosmo section
> of our wiki detailing how to use Windmill w/ Cosmo.
Well, the functionality has definitely outspaced the documentation,
but we haven't actually _released_ the functionality yet. We handed
off windmill 1.1 to bear to integrate in to tinderbox with the old
tests, and that had enough documentation for him to get it up and
running. The new tests require new windmill bits that are only in
trunk and we're trying to get an 0.2-beta release to bear before
Preview for integration.
All the new functionality is being documented, and the old docs have
been moved or rm'd, so documentation currently is pretty poor. It's
very transitional so this is being worked on as we have time and as
we put in new bits.
> Or in the meantime at the very least, maybe someone could hold my
> virtual hand tomorrow in IRC as I attempt to run/create a test. I'd
> really like to make Windmill part of my everyday toolkit.
I would love to have this IRC session tomorrow but I'll be on a flight.
If we do it on Monday I'll be able to attend but that may be too late
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