2011 Winter Project Week:MIDAS for data hosting
- Kitware: Zach Mullen
- UIowa: Hans Johnson
Make use of the MIDAS data archiving system to host data related to tests such as baseline and comparison images.
- Not all users will want to build and test every module of Slicer, so they shouldn't have to download the testing data for every part of Slicer
- Encourage the optional use of testing with "large" datasets that aren't downloaded unless the "large-data" tests are configured to run
- Don't download any duplicated test data more than once
- MIDAS+CTest: create a thin wrapper for "add_test" calls that will allow for adding a test that references remote data on a MIDAS server in a human-readable way
- The underlying mechanism will address data by its checksum to ensure integrity and no duplication of downloads, but test creators and users shouldn't have to deal with checksums
- Create an "Easy Upload" page for the Slicer community to allow test data to be uploaded and ready to test against with as few clicks as possible
- MIDASDesktop: A GUI application for moving data between a client machine and a MIDAS server
- MIDAS+CTest macro has been created and is currently in use successfully with the BRAINSTools test data.
- Easy Upload page has a working prototype and requires further improvements and customization for Slicer
- MIDASDesktop: svn repo is here https://www.kitware.com/svn/KWPublic/trunk/MIDAS/MIDAScpp
- Test data will be hosted publicly (with any necessary access control) on midas.kitware.com
- Test data in the Slicer4 repository will be replaced by a reference
- That site will also host the Slicer Easy Upload page.