Gazelle Test Management - Installation & Configuration


Thanks for having chosen Gazelle !

Here is a guide to help you with installing Test Management.

Quick start

Install Debian squeeze 64bits with an Internet access. As root :

  1. Get the setup script
  2. Add valid rights to the script
    chmod +x
  3. Execute the script

When you see the line

[] (Controller Boot Thread) JBAS015874: JBoss AS 7.2.0.Final "Janus" started in 1713ms - Started 120 of 173 services (53 services are passive or on-demand)

It means that TM is started. You can configure/access it using http://server:8080/gazelle. Once server is started, you can continue to step 6.

1. Requirements

Gazelle has been developed using Java under IntelliJ IDEA. You will find below the list of applications you need to compile and run Test Management.

  • Compilation : Apache Maven 3.0.5
  • Database : PostGresql 9.1
  • Java virtual machine : JDK 1.7 or higher
  • Application server : Jboss 7.2.0.Final

2. Sources

Test Management is an open source project under Apache2 licence. The sources are available on the INRIA’s Forge:

svn checkout

3. Database creation and initialization

The name of the database is defined in the pom.xml file. Create this database using the command :

su postgresql
postgres=# CREATE USER gazelle;
postgres=# CREATE DATABASE "your\_database" OWNER gazelle ENCODING UTF-8;
postgres=# ALTER USER gazelle WITH ENCRYPTED PASSWORD 'password';
postgres=# \q

Download the file containing all the data required by the application to properly work at: and import it into the newly created database using the pg_restore function as shown below.

pg_restore -U gazelle -h -d your_database

4. Compile

Before compiling, go to the directory gazelle-tm and edit the file pom.xml. Open this file and adapt the properties of profile prod to your case:

  • basename : root of application. Ex : gazelle → http://server/gazelle
  • jdbc.connection.url : replace the last segment with your database name
  • jdbc.connection.user / jdbc.connection.password : credentials for database access
  • Then, create the EAR archive with the command line:
    cd gazelle-tm; mvn clean package -Ppublic,distribution

The archive (EAR) and the distribution file are created and placed into gazelle-tm/gazelle-tm-ear/target directory.

5. Deployment

Test Management requires JBoss 7 to have some additional libraries.

You can find our Jboss 7 version here :

If you use another Jboss 7 you need to update it. Stop your Jboss server and copy:

  • postgresql-9.0-801.jdbc4.jar from ditribution file in \modules\system\layers\base\org\postgresql\main JBoss directory. Edit module.xml, in the same directory, to have the same version inside.

  • hibernate-core-4.2.20.Final.jar and hibernate-entitymanager-4.2.20.Final.jar from distribution file in \modules\system\layers\base\org\hibernate\main Jboss directory. Edit module.xml, in the same directory, to have the same version inside.

  • javassist-3.18.1-GA.jar from ditribution file in \modules\system\layers\base\org\javassist\main Jboss directory. Edit module.xml, in the same directory, to have the same version inside.

Copy the gazelle-tm.ear into the “ standalone\deployments” directory of your JBoss 7 server. Finally, start your server. When the application is deployed, open a browser and go to http://yourserver/gazelle. If the deployment and the database initialization are successful you should see the home page.

6. Configuration

This instance of Test Management you have just deployed is free of organization, user and testing session. Consequently, the next step will be to create your organization, your account (as an administrator of the application) and the testing session. A testing session is used to hold one event, for example a Connectathon, a showcase or whatever requiring the use of Test Management. If the first part of the installation is successful, you should see the Gazelle home page (see file entitled Home page before installation).

By hitting the “Start installation” button, you will reach a page dedicated to the different steps of the installation, for each step, a screen capture has been attached (see at the bottom of the page).

  1. Create your Organization: In Test Management, each user is linked to an organization. Before creating your personal account, you have to register your Organization by providing its name. You are also asking for a keyword, the one will be used in the application to find out your organization and to build the keyword of the various systems you will register.

  2. Create your Account: Provide the application with your first name, last name, email and password. This account will have the administration rights (admin_role).

  3. Create the testing session: The testing session is mandatory for using Test Management. You can run several sessions in parallel. For each session you have to provide a long list of informations…

  4. Configure the application: This part of the installation, is dedicated to the preference settings.
    • The application URL is required to build permanent link, the admin name and admin email are used when the application sends emails to the users.
    • The application home path is the path to the directory where all files required or created by Test Management will be stored. If this folder does not exist, the application creates it (if it has sufficient rights).
    • The photos directory is the path to store users’ photos; this directory should be accessible through the internet by the application.
  5. End: Once you have performed those 4 steps, you can hit the Start button. You will be redirect to the Home page, if everythink worked fine during the configuration, you should see the testing session you have just created. Now, you can log in using your newly created account. The application can be published on-line and users will be able to create their own organization and their own account. Then, they should be able to register systems for the domains you have linked to the testing session until the registration deadline you have set.

Customize the Home page

The home page is built of two blocks the administrators can customize when they are logged in.

  • The main panel is the one which is always displayed and with a header, by default, set to “Main Panel”.

  • The secondary panel is displayed only if it is not empty. It can be located above or below the main panel. To create it, hit the “create a second panel” button located at the bottom of the main panel.

Each of those two blocks depends on the selected language. That means that, you have to edit those panels in all languages supported by the application. For each panel, you can edit its header title.