Test Automation -was- Re: [wp-hackers] Fixing Bugs

Jacob Santos dragonwing at dragonu.net
Sun Sep 2 18:45:15 GMT 2007

Let him know that he is welcome to pull from my repository, if it will 
help. The only technical license is from Sam Angove and that is "WTFPL" 
so consider all the tests as both WTFPL and BSD.

I think it would be excellent if there were a Continuous Integration for 
each commit or nightly to let developers and testers know who don't have 
the proper Unit Testing setup to see which tests failed. I was thinking 
about doing this myself, but I think Automattic would have a better 
chance of a perfect system than mine. Dude. The people who made Trac are 
also creating an Continuous Integration package to go with Trac. That 
might very well be useful. However, if not, I'll probably (maybe when 
phpUnit 3.2 is released) build a primitive system for tracking various 

I think it is great that Automattic is finally doing something, though 
it appears they have been thinking about it long before my discussion 
and efforts. It would be cool, if something could be implemented  that 
prevents commits that break the tests, but perhaps it is an idea for 
another year or two from when the tests are completed.

Jacob Santos

Lloyd Budd wrote:
> On 9/2/07, Daniel Jalkut <jalkut at red-sweater.com> wrote:
>> On Aug 29, 2007, at 9:07 AM, Jacob Santos wrote:
>>> Well, the Subversion Repository that I set up at <http://svn.dragonu.net/WordPress/UnitTest
>>>> .
>> Great work, Jacob. But who do lobby to get this stuff pulled into the
>> main WP repository? The presence of the tests in the main repository
>> would not only encourage running them when changes are being made, but
>> also encourage developers to add their own tests.
> Alex Shiels is working on just such an effort, though it will likely
> reside beside the main repository, or something ;-)
> Cheers,

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