GSoC '10 Project Proposal: Buildbot Automated Testing System
bunglehead at gmail.com
Fri Mar 19 05:14:04 CDT 2010
On 3/19/2010 10:57, Maarten Lankhorst wrote:
> Hi Arjun,
> On 19-03-10 05:25, Arjun Comar wrote:
>> GSoC 2010 Proposal: Buildbot Automated Testing System
>> For those who aren't aware, http://buildbot.net/ provides an
>> automated testing suite. I propose to set up a Buildbot system for
>> Wine, using both a periodic scheduler, and a try scheduler. I also
>> intend to create an easy configuration scheme that should keep
>> maintenance fairly simple. In addition the test suite should be
>> modular and easily extensible, ideally building on AppInstall and the
>> existing test suite, as well as providing a means for new tests to be
>> hooked in.
> I'm a bit opposed, since there are 3 or 4 such projects already. So
> there has to be big advantage to your system if you want to introduce
I'm agreed with that. Testing is very important and should be done some
way of course, but the priority is to extend unit testsuite I think.
There's a lot of missed or incomplete parts and a lot of partially
implemented things that aren't tested at all with unit tests. Running
high level tests for an applicaiton is good but requires additional time
spent to figure out what a regression about. Btw, I don't think
AppInstall is widely used in Wine currently, correct me if I'm wrong.
If we really want to have a testing-only project it should be about
unit-tests IMO, selected by some priority. Personally I prefer a work on
some valuable module accompanied with complete tests for it.
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