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Re: Automated testing - design and interfaces

On Fri, Nov 18, 2005 at 03:35:25PM +0000, Ian Jackson wrote:
> Bill Allombert writes ("Re: Automated testing - design and interfaces"):
> > On Fri, Nov 18, 2005 at 12:08:25PM +0000, Ian Jackson wrote:
> > > maintainer didn't really test the package after installing it because
> > > it was too much trouble.  If it can be standardised and automated, and
> > > if a way can be found for Ubuntu to share tests with Debian, then
> > > everyone wins.
> > 
> > piuparts is a first answer to that: it allows maintainer to check that
> > their package will install, remove and upgrade in a clean environnement.
> Yes, and piuparts is a good thing.  But, it doesn't allow the
> maintainer to easily test that their package _works_.  We currently
> rely on the developer doing some ad-hoc testing.  This can easily be
> improved.

Rather than invent a whole new test harness then, how about integrating the
functionality you want in to piuparts?

 - David Nusinow

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