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nguyette
#1 Posted : Wednesday, May 09, 2018 8:17:19 PM(UTC)
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I assume there's a way to run Endless Churn while logged out of my computer. How do you do this?
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#2 Posted : Wednesday, May 09, 2018 8:50:07 PM(UTC)
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Hi, thanks for posting.

At the moment, I can't think of a way that this could be possible. Churn Mode exists as a UI-based feature (i.e. requires the NCrunch VS Plugin to work). It don't think it's really possible to leave VS running while you are logged out of the machine.

Why do you need this? Do you have restricted login periods at your site?
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#3 Posted : Wednesday, May 09, 2018 8:52:23 PM(UTC)
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Yes, we must be logged out of our computers when we leave the desk. Churning like this would be useful to run exploratory testing or integration tests overnight.
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With the distributed processing that available, NCrunch can copy over the source code to a remote machine, run the tests, and report the results. Why wouldn't it be possible to the last copy of the tests via a NCrunch service on the local machine after VS has closed, and run the tests in churn mode until VS is started back up? Once VS is started you could look at the results of the endless churn from the NCrunch service.
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Right now all the critical state for your NCrunch session is stored on the client machine. The remote server is essentially a slave - it holds only the data it needs to be able to perform work and return results. The actual processing queue and all the coordination happens on the client side. So this wouldn't be possible without some major rearchitecture.

What options do you have for locking your workstation instead of signing out? Locking the workstation would allow tasks to continue to run in the background, while still giving much of the security benefits of being signed out of the machine.
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I didn't know applications still ran in the background while locked. This should work!
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