[Libreoffice] Disabling unit tests building?

Caolán McNamara caolanm at redhat.com
Tue Mar 22 03:06:09 PDT 2011

On Tue, 2011-03-22 at 01:48 -0500, Norbert Thiebaud wrote:
> I think the issue here is that if you make the top level default
> target (all) mean 'build-only' you decrease the odd of the tests being
> covered.

As a data point, post-merge of new build system stuff, passive component
registration and so forth a lot of the new tests are disabled at the
moment seeing as they need a bit of love to use the new passive reg, on
turning them on one at a time I see that...

a) smoketest merge went wrong, now fixed hopefully
b) i18npool merge went very wrong, regression test detected the failure,
now fixed hopefully
c) starmath had a (new?) bug which the regression test picked up, now

Which argues to me that a test not run by default isn't worth a whole
pile if when I enable three tests all three tests immediately detect

I've sympathy for the "linking the sw tests is *so* slow, can I skip the
unit test" argument, I wish I could have faith that people would run a
"make check", but the evidence so far is that few run the current "make
check" target :-(


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