[Libreoffice] minutes of ESC call ...

Stephan Bergmann sbergman at redhat.com
Wed Feb 1 02:28:48 PST 2012

On 01/27/2012 04:44 PM, Markus Mohrhard wrote:
>> * unit test framework issues (Markus)
>>         + we are missing an important feature
>>         + cppunit development appears dead/stalled for 2+ yrs
>>                 + but we support system-cppunit
>>         + can we not just declare ourselves the new up-stream
>>           for cppunit (Lionel)
>>         + requiring an internal cppunit not a big deal ? (Norbert)
>>                 + always internal one for dbgutil anyway (Markus)
>>         + three options: (Stephan)
>>                 1. always use internal / patched version
>>                 2. there is a cppunit2 in Launchpad
>>                         + is it compatible ? or even more active ?
>>                 3. re-evaluate whether we need cppunit, or something
>>                    else: google stuff eg. 'testing framework'
>>         + looked into cppunit2 (Markus)
>>                 + stopped development at same time ~2009
>>                 + project dead too.
>>         + prefer our own version, or switch to new framework
>>           for integration tests (Markus)
>> AA:     + create new cppunit repository at freedesktop (Michael)
>> AA:     + import existing cppunit repo into it (Markus (with Kendy))
> With a lot of help by kendy done. Repository is now at
> http://cgit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/cppunit. I also tagged several
> of the last releases so that you get them easily if needed.
> I added some of our own patches and will now have a look how to
> integrate the needed functions. Talk to me if you think that we are
> missing a cppunit feature for testing Libreoffice. The point I want to
> implement for our internal tests is a setUp/tearDown method per
> Fixture/Suite/TestClass ( extremelly important for all tests based on
> BootstrapFixture[Base])

So, what is our general plan here?  Is the below accurate?

1  Add new code to freedesktop.org/libreoffice/cppunit.

2  Make a cppunit-1.13.0 release from there (last release from its old 
sourceforge home is 1.12.1).

3  Make LO pull external cppunit-1.13.0 tgz from 
freedesktop.org/libreoffice/cppunit (instead of cppunit-1.12.1 tgz 
backed up at http://dev-www.libreoffice.org/src), adapt configure.in to 
require cppunit 1.13.0 (instead of 1.12.0).

3.1  Adpate LO unit tests to make use of new cppunit features.

3.2  Tell people building LO --with-system-cppunit (incl. distro 
packagers) that they need to upgrade their system's cppunit from the old 
sourceforge to the new freedesktop or use --without-system-cppunit.

3.3  Convince distro packagers to switch from the old sourceforge to the 
new freedesktop.


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