[V3dot10] TestServer ideas and discussion
keith_hodges at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Jan 17 22:59:26 UTC 2007
from what I can see of the project mentioned by Stephane as a
TestServer, it appears to be a 'package tester', it may also have a
I suspect that as we are aiming for more minimal images, with more
loadable bits, the solution that we are aiming for will need to be able
to run in a minimal configuration, rather than in an image loaded with
At present a proposed solution for testing is for the 'auto-build-test'
system to invoke squeak from the command-line with TestRunner with
some command line parameters. It performs the test run, and remains open
with the results. Logging is the next implementation step. Logs are then
served up or emailed for users to see results.
At some point however we may have succeeded in removing sufficient
pieces to leave us without enough GUI for TestRunner, so we will
eventually need something else.
For me the minimal 'ideal' configuration is an image which starts up
just enough to run a script on the command line and return a result.
Kind of like ruby -e "p 2+2".
For the minimalist type of scenario I am suggesting that we use an
adaptation of TestRunner, a text based test runner from the SSpec
(testing/behaviour driven development specification framework) port.
This port is available in www.squeaksource.com/Testing in the
Testing-Common package. (dont load into a treasured image since it may
leave a load of testcase classes with 'obsolete TestCase' superclasses).
I would like to get SSpec into the testing arena also because it has
wizzy new features like mocks.
Thats just my 2p
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