[sugar] Testing, mocking dbus
Tue Oct 3 14:18:45 EDT 2006
Well, I made my first commit. It's not terribly impressive, just the
beginnings of some testing. It's in sugar.testing.mockdbus, and
After writing the test, I realized the client interface for presence is
really boring and probably not worth testing. I'll try again with the
server/service site, which may require mocking out some more parts of
Another thing that comes up is the test infrastructure, i.e., how we run
tests. There's a couple options:
* We set up tests using unittest. We collect all the tests manually
(with lots of imports) and have a runner that runs them all. And then
we start hacking in various ways to select individual tests (e.g., only
tests that run quickly, only tests of a certain portion of the
codebase). This works. It's annoying. It only uses the stdlib.
* We use a test runner that does this for us. This is what I'd
recommend. I used nose for this (http://nose.python-hosting.com/) and I
like it well enough. It requires a bit of fiddling to get it to find
all the tests you want it to find, which we'd probably put into a shell
script (also to fix up PYTHONPATH, e.g., to use the sugar checkout).
If we use nose, we also probably need to install setuptools, and the
jhbuild has to be extended to include these. If I try to fix the
#!/usr/bin/python lines, I can probably try to add these at the same time.
Ian Bicking | ianb at colorstudy.com | http://blog.ianbicking.org
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