[V3dot10] TestServer ideas and discussion

stephane ducasse stephane.ducasse at free.fr
Thu Jan 18 10:28:31 UTC 2007

On 17 janv. 07, at 23:59, Keith Hodges wrote:

> Dear Milan,
> 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  
> seaside ui.
> 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 seaside etc.
> 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.

Have a look at ToothPick for logging.

> 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
> best regards
> Keith
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