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Ed Griffiths edgrif at sanger.ac.uk
Thu Apr 20 11:03:53 EST 2000


>    And one more thing; I came across some documentation on a
> benchmarking utility called Aquila. Is that still supported and used? I
> had trouble finding the software to download. Can someone help me on
> that one? Thanks,

According to the header in the aquila perl script this is the person who wrote

 #  Author: Detlef Wolf (D.Wolf at dkfz-heidelberg.de)
 #  Copyright (C) European Data Resource, 1995
 # This file is part of the IGD project

I don't know if there have been any updates sicne 1995, perhaps if D.Wolf
follows this newsgroup they will send in a note.

We use aquila for testing the overnight build of acedb. It can be used to test
the commandline versions of acedb: tace, giface, aceclient. You write script
files of the acedb commands you want to use for testing and aquila squirts these
into stdin and captures acedbs output. You can then use aquila to compare the
output from previous acedb executables with the current one and look for
differences. NOTE that if finds differences, not necessarily errors, it for
instance find any comment output that has changed. Never-the-less it is very
useful for flagging code changes that have broken acedb.

I can tar up our test stuff if this is useful, if you manage to contact the
owner of aquila and find that it has been updated, perhaps you could let me

cheers Ed

| Ed Griffiths, Informatics Group,                                             |
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