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Re: Bug#839210: ITP: bash-unit -- bash unit testing enterprise edition framework for professionals

On Fri, Sep 30, 2016 at 08:53:05AM +0200, Pascal Grange wrote:
> Package: wnpp
> Severity: wishlist
> Owner: Pascal Grange <pascal@grange.nom.fr>
> * Package name    : bash-unit
>   Version         : 1.0.2
>   Upstream Author : Pascal Grange <pascal@grange.nom.fr>
> * URL             : https://github.com/pgrange/bash-unit
> * License         : GPL
>   Programming Lang: Bash
>   Description     : bash unit testing enterprise edition framework for professionals
> bash-unit is a unit testing software for bash.

My immediate thought was "how does this differ to shunit2", which is
already packaged. You mention this later:
> I am aware of one alternative Debian package providing similar
> functionaltities: shunit2. bash_unit and shunit2 propose
> different testing methods and workflow.

It would be nice to expand on this a little, to help make the case that
we need another shell unit testing framework (especially since shunit2
works for other shells too!)

> It has been reported that people using bash_unit won't use shunit2 to write
> their tests but I may not be objective about that ;) bash_unit officially
> supports only bash where shunit2 tries to support more shells.  This package
> would improve bash unit testing support for Debian.
> I am the main developer of bash-unit.

Objectivity is very important here IMHO. What are your motivations for packaging
it in Debian? Is it a build-dependency for something else, or are you looking for
a "signal boost" to raise the profile of bash-unit?

Jonathan Dowland
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