Aug 192007
 

I’m considering implementing a multi-platform regression testing box. This would be used to run regression tests on each of the platforms. My first consideration was install each OS on a different partition/HDD, then boot into each OS for each test. Then I considerered something like VMWare, or Xen.

The pros/cons I thought of were:

  Pro Con
Multi Boot
  • Each OS will have direct access to the hardware
  • Via code, can I get the next OS to boot automagically?
VMWare/Xen
  • One BIG HDD might do it all
  • No need to boot into the next OS
  • The hardware needs to be shared (i.e. the tape drive)
  • Is each regression platform supported?

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