[OpenLayers-Dev] manual acceptance tests

Christopher Schmidt crschmidt at metacarta.com
Fri Nov 9 14:55:51 EST 2007

On Fri, Nov 09, 2007 at 08:49:53PM +0100, Eric Lemoine wrote:
> On Nov 9, 2007 5:50 PM, Tim Schaub <tschaub at openplans.org> wrote:
> > Hey-
> >
> > Our automated tests are a mix of acceptance and unit tests.  These are
> > nice (because they are automated), but we need more (manual) acceptance
> > tests to fully test things like the renderers.
> >
> > Instead of scattering manual acceptance tests in the examples directory,
> > I'd like to have an "acceptance" directory in our "tests" directory (or
> > "manual" if that makes more sense to folks).  This would make it clear
> > for developers what acceptance tests needed to be run manually, and
> > would make it less confusing to users who poke around the examples
> > directory and stumble into the weird examples that are actually tests
> > (speaking for myself here).
> >
> > Anyone opposed?  Or got a better idea?
> >
> > Barring feedback, I think I'll make such a change on Monday.  (This will
> > only involve adding a directory to the tests directory and starting to
> > compile regular manual acceptance tests there.)
> Tim,
> As you see it, would these acceptance tests need to be run before
> commit? Would they be part of the commit process?

I see them only as things that need to be run before a release, not
before each commit. (And with that in mind, I'm in favor.)

Christopher Schmidt

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