[NTG-context] ConTeXt unit testing

Yury G. Kudryashov urkud at ya.ru
Sun Jun 6 13:12:09 CEST 2010

Taco Hoekwater wrote:

> Mojca Miklavec wrote:
>> On Sun, Jun 6, 2010 at 11:05, Taco Hoekwater wrote wrote:
>>> Mojca Miklavec wrote:
>>>> On Sat, Jun 5, 2010 at 17:13, Yury G. Kudryashov wrote:
>>>>> Are there any automatic unit test for ConTeXt distribution?
>>>> I'm thinking that we might want to set up one on a server.
>>> We already have a server for tests:
>>>  http://foundry.supelec.fr/gf/project/contexttest/
>> Yes, but some metadata is missing and some architecture to actually
>> run those tests (some tests only make sense in MKII and some only in
>> MKIV etc.).
>> I would definitely prefer if some function "run_the_unit_tests"
>> existed, but we probably need to write one first.
> Just saying there is no need for yet another server  (you cannot
> run tests server-side anyway).

Why? I was talking about fully automatic tests, not tests like "compile and 
open result in the viewer". I understand that there is not too much 
functionality that can be tested automatically (hence, server-side), but at 
least some basic things can be tested.

Probably, more features can be tested server-side analyzing the result pdf 
file using some library (though I don't know the pdf-parsing libraries 
sufficiently good to implement it).

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