Suite of Tests

kee nethery kee at kagi.com
Sat Oct 21 10:27:47 EDT 2006


On Oct 20, 2006, at 7:29 PM, Ian Wood wrote:
>
> On 21 Oct 2006, at 03:15, kee nethery wrote:
>
>> On Oct 20, 2006, at 12:46 PM, Andre Garzia wrote:
>>> One thing we trylu need is a Suite of Tests that test a rev  
>>> distribution for obvious bugs. This little stack could be  
>>> executed and it would test things. Many languages have this kind  
>>> of suite, Ruby has it and so does scheme. This would help finding  
>>> bugs in new releases.
>>
>> How about one master stack that looks in a folder, lists all the  
>> stacks in that folder, then sends each one a command to execute  
>> it's tests, and accepts a callback when the test is done. Then  
>> each of us could create test stacks to test a function and send  
>> them to runrev and they could run them as unit tests. If we did  
>> this for each bug that got submitted it might help them QA new  
>> versions.
>>
> Rather than callbacks, I'd probably go for things being called from  
> the openstack handler with results being written to a text file  
> with the same name as the test stack. That way you just launch each  
> stack and don't have to worry too much about communication.

Good idea.

At WWDC the Apple Safari team indicated they use the slowest Mac that  
have to run all their regression tests, makes it easier to compare  
differences in timing.

Kee




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