[Haskell-cafe] MacOS testing?

Bob Ippolito bob at redivi.com
Sat May 31 15:16:21 UTC 2014

Travis is the only free option I'm aware of. As for renting time on a Mac
by the hour here's what I could find:

On Saturday, May 31, 2014, Ian Ross <ian at skybluetrades.net> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Does anyone know of a good solution for MacOS testing that doesn't cost
> much?  (Ideally, that costs nothing...)  I've been getting a lot of
> MacOS-specific issues on the C2HS that I maintain and, since I don't have a
> Mac myself, testing and fixing these things is a bit of a problem.  There
> is no equivalent of Amazon's EC2 for MacOS.  There are some hosting
> services out there, but they're not all that practical, since they cost,
> they're set up for continuous hosting rather than intermittent use for
> bug-fixing, and you can't save a machine image snapshot once you've
> installed all the software you need (as you can on AWS) so you either need
> to keep your instance running or reinstall everything every time you want
> to test something.
> Any ideas?  The only thought I've had so far was to try to do something
> horrible using Travis (Kiwamu Okabe has some slides about building and
> testing Haskell code on Travis:
> http://www.slideshare.net/master_q/20131109-kof2013-travisciosx).  That's
> not a good solution for debugging though.
> Thanks for any thoughts you might have,
> Ian.
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> Ian Ross   Tel: +43(0)6804451378   ian at skybluetrades.net
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