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

Stephane Daury wordpress at tekartist.org
Sun Sep 2 20:20:07 GMT 2007

/happy dance


On Sep 02, 2007, at 14:45, Jacob Santos wrote:

> 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  
> metrics.
> 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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