LUTI : Creation, testing and automatic tracking of WAPT packages
What is LUTI?
The origin of LUTI:As you know, we try to offer the most useful, complete and secure packages possible on our WAPT Store. It is our policy to version and test each of these packages. In terms of security, this provides an extra measure of quality. Currently, there are more than 6,000 packages on the WAPT Store. As you can imagine, it is extremely time consuming to test every single one of these packages humanely and completely. We have developed LUTI to test them automatically. This continuous integration system of WAPT packages is again a guarantee of quality. Of course, we wanted to go a little bit further!!
How LUTI works:
Monitor and build software packages automatically:Thanks to a script that runs regularly, LUTI is able to monitor the version numbers of the software offered on the WAPT Store. As soon as a version number change is detected on the official website of the software publisher, LUTI will automatically start rebuilding the dedicated package.
Test and validate WAPT packages automatically:The second mission of LUTI is to test and validate the built packages. The packages are always tested on different machines and different environments. In addition, to validate a WAPT package, LUTI will perform two types of tests:
- An installation of the software starting from 0.
- An installation of the new version, over the old version of the software.
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From LUTI to the WAPT Store:Every WAPT package built and validated by LUTI arrives in a repository called “Nightly”, which is also freely accessible. This is a repository for “pending” packages. Users have 5 days to report problems they encounter with a WAPT package. If no feedback is given during this period, the package is then considered to be working and will be published on the WAPT Store.
Good security practices with WAPT packages:You have several options regarding the packages we make available. The brave ones will be satisfied with the packages on the “Nightly” repository, while the wiser ones will prefer to wait a few days. In any case, we always recommend that you test these packages in a dedicated environment on your infrastructure before deploying them on your computers parc.
Discover the LUTI website:
- The name of each package
- The last version detected on the editor’s website
- The status, date and version of the last build of the package
- The version currently available on the WAPT Store
- The date of the last time a new version was detected on the editor’s website
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