Getting ready for eGov testing

We are getting closer to publishing our eGov template test suite that works across VirtualBox GNU/Linux systems, Android phone/tablets, as well as Google TV virtual devices. We hope that you, our readers and community, will join us. In order to make it easier for you, we are listing the software packages that you will need in order to get the most out of the Testing Machine project....
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Making sure Android Virtual Device is up - a better way

For a while we've been using a rather inprecise mathd of checking if a started android virtual device is up and ready to be used. Even after adding delays (hrmpfh!) the code ended up to be dependent on things like the speed of the host - not good! With some links from Julian Harty we found a way better solution. Removing some debug (to log file) statements we implemented the check if the...
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How to test web services from the FSCRS (desktop/laptop edition)

This blog post will illustrate how to test web services on GNU/Linux workstations, using FSCRS, the eGov Testing Machine project. Update: We have published a complementary screencast to this blog post here . First of all, you we will need to have a number of VirtualBox machines configured. If this is not the case, please refer to the Creating virtual machines chapter of the Testing...
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Upcoming tm-vmm parameter: `--for-clients-run'

Today, we are introducing a new feature to tm-vmm, which is available through the use of the command-line option `--for-clients-run'. This option will come in handy if you have a script that you want to run in association with a set of tm-vmm clients. For example, say that we want to check the output of `date' on all VirtualBox machines. We could then write a simple script like this: ...
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Compiling OpenSC 0.13 under OSX 10.9

Getting the source code to compile correctly under OSX was not exactly trivial, there were a few things we needed to do create a simple installable package under OSX. Here is step by step guide on the environment setup: Download and install XCode Install MacPorts from  http://www.macports.org/ Then install a few packages that is required to build the installer, this is...
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