[Libreoffice-qa] [Fwd: test infrastructure ideas appreciated ...]

Terrence Enger tenger at iseries-guru.com
Wed Jun 3 11:44:11 PDT 2015

Perhaps QA people will be interested in this.  Note that Michael asks
for replies on the dev list.

The thread on nabble is


-------- Forwarded Message --------
> From: Michael Meeks <michael.meeks at collabora.com>
> To: libreoffice-dev <libreoffice at lists.freedesktop.org>
> Subject: test infrastructure ideas appreciated ...
> Date: Wed, 03 Jun 2015 14:33:23 +0100
> Hi guys,
> 	The ESC are interested in improving unit (and other automated) testing
> and are interested in concrete ideas for implementing new automated
> tests to prevent regressions. We hope to turn this into a proposal for
> the Board, which if approved -could- turn into a tender to fund more
> work in this area. Having said that writing unit tests is every
> developers' responsibility where feasible - so this ask focuses on new
> infrastructure.
> 	It is noticeable that where there are existing tests & infrastructure,
> new tests are easier to create and often there are more of them - so are
> there places where we should work to create infrastructure ?
> 	Is there something we can improve by throwing hardware at it ? as we
> have done for the crash-testing; if so what hardware is needed ?
> 	Is there a large area of code that is completely un-tested or
> under-tested that you'd love us to invest in making test-able ?
> 	Is there a test that currently only runs in an obscure setup /
> corner-case that we can invest in standardizing and making more easy to
> use ?
> 	Constructive thoughts appreciated in reply here.
> 	ATB,
> 		Michael.
> -- 
>  michael.meeks at collabora.com  <><, Pseudo Engineer, itinerant idiot
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