Automated testing and GNOME

Rob Taylor rob.taylor at codethink.co.uk
Thu Jan 17 13:10:42 GMT 2013


On 17/01/13 13:04, Lars Wirzenius wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 08:58:47AM +0000, Sam Thursfield wrote:
>> Hi all
>>
>> There's an interesting technical discussion of current and future
>> plans for continuous testing and integration of GNOME taking place
>> on the desktop-devel-list right now:
>>
>> https://mail.gnome.org/archives/desktop-devel-list/2013-January/msg00002.html
> 
> Thanks for pointing us at that, Sam.
> 
> My summary: They're wanting to do the same kind of tests as we want
> (build-time tests, tests on the installed system), but all details
> are quite dependent on their specifics. However, one idea Colin
> Walters mentions is that he would like to see tests be installable,
> i.e., when installing some software, you can install the tests as
> well, and when you run the installed tests, they test the installed
> software. That sounds like something that would be useful for us
> as well, once we get that far.
> 
> However, I don't see there's anything we need to do about this right
> now. We need a few more building blocks in place first before we can
> do any of this.
> 

Just to check - have we covered this area enough in the requirements?

Rob

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