Automated tests (was Call for 4.8.3 release...)

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at POBOX.COM
Mon Mar 27 21:21:50 EST 2006

Steve Lime wrote:
> This brings us to another point. Sean's tests identified the embedding
> problem but were not run by me (or anyone else as far as I know) prior to
> the 4.8.2 release. In fact that bug probably was there at the 4.8.0
> release. Others (Sean, Umberto and so on) have pushed for more testing and
> this issue underscores the fact. However, IMHO the tests need to be part of
> the "build" process so a make test and/or make pytest could trigger things
> very easily.


The bug also manifested in the msautotest with a hang in all my embedded
legend tests (against CVS head).  I have run them several times in the last
couple months, so I don't think it could have been a very recently introduced

> This is a hot topic on the OSGeo incubator list. How should we proceed as a
> project?

Well, I think Howard is on the right track, automatically running the build
and tests nightly.  The challenge for the rest of us is to take problems
identified in the autotests seriously and act on them quickly.   Once Howard
has that setup, it also stands to reason that we would run the autotests on
all platforms he has test slaves running to help and identify platform
specific issues.

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