X Test Suite Redux

Donnie Berkholz dberkholz at gentoo.org
Thu Feb 18 19:34:07 PST 2010

On 06:07 Thu 18 Feb     , Dan Nicholson wrote:
> A while back Peter asked me about helping him add autotools support
> after he pulled xtest out of cvs into git. We got that handled pretty
> quickly, but I decided to spend some time making it actually easy to
> use. So, I give you the revamped XTS:
>         git://people.freedesktop.org/~dbn/xtest.git
> I'm not sure the test results are actually useful right now, but it
> would be nice to start running the tests again and tracking the
> status. Let me know what you think. There are still a couple rough
> edges here and there. Below is the README that I wrote yesterday.
> --
> Dan
> This is a revamped version of X Test Suite (XTS) which removes some of
> the ugliness of building and running the tests. The build and install
> are now straightforward:
>         $ ./configure
>         $ make
>         $ make install
> Required libraries: libX11, libXext, libXi, libXtst
> Required utilities: xdpyinfo, xset, perl, bdftopcf, mkfontdir
> The tests can be run from the source tree with "make check" or from the
> installed package. A wrapper script, xts-run, is the easiest way to run
> the installed tests.
>         $ xts-run # run all the tests
>         $ xts-run XI # run just the XI test scenario


This is truly awesome news. Great work, both you and Peter!


Donnie Berkholz
X team lead, Gentoo Linux
Blog: http://dberkholz.wordpress.com

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