Easy applications to write automated tests for?

Dan Kegel dank at kegel.com
Sun Mar 19 11:09:03 CST 2006

On 3/18/06, Dan Kegel <dank at kegel.com> wrote:
> Which got me thinking: what are the easiest set of
> application regression tests we could throw together
> that go further than just verifying the installer runs?
> And then on the somewhat ambitious end,
> now that Sun's JVM basically installs and
> runs trivial programs, we could run through
> the Java regression test suite at
> http://sourceware.org/mauve/
> Heck, I might give that a shot myself.

OK, I looked.  It has a big configure script.
I tried running it under msys on wine, but that
failed miserably.  So I guess it's not easy, offhand
(big surprise).  I suppose there might be other ways
to run parts of the mauve test suite on wine, but I'll pass for now.

I remember now a post from almost five years ago, proposing
using Abiword as the app to test:
Wine wasn't ready for that back then, but it is now;
abiword-2.0.8 works fine under current wine (newer versions
run into http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4887 ).
I'll go check to see if they've got an automated regression test
of their own yet...
- Dan
Wine for Windows ISVs: http://kegel.com/wine/isv

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