Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

toppcloud renamed to Silver Lining

After some pondering at PyCon, I decided on a new name for toppcloud: Silver Lining. I’ll credit a mysterious commenter “david” with the name idea. The command line is simply silversilver update has a nice ring to it.

There’s a new site:; not notably different than the old site, just a new name. The product is self-hosting now, using a simple app that runs after every commit to regenerate the docs, and with a small extension to Silver Lining itself (to make it easier to host static files). Now that it has a real name I also gave it a real mailing list.

Silver Lining also has its first test. Not an impressive test, but a test. I’m hoping with a VM-based libcloud backend that a full integration test can run in a reasonable amount of time. Some unit tests would be possible, but so far most of the bugs have been interaction bugs so I think integration tests will have to pull most of the weight. (A continuous integration rig will be very useful; I am not sure if Silver Lining can self-host that, though it’d be nice/clever if it could.)

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