From: Gennadiy Rozental (gennadiy.rozental_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-03-22 00:41:48
"Bjørn Roald" <bjorn_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> Younes M wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I recently came across a suggestion for a Boost.Test frontend on the
> > Google Summer of Code 2007 front page. As someone who uses Boost.Test
> > a fair bit I think I would be very interested in persuing this. I have
> > some early ideas about what I would like to see in a frontend, but
> > would also love to get some ideas from others.
> To me functionality similar to http://cruisecontrol.sourceforge.net/
> comes to mind. I don't know if this counts as *front-end* to Boost.Test
> in this context, but I would give it a look.
> Basically the CruiseControl software detect events such as commits in
> the revision control system upon which build and test runs are
> launched. After completion reports are generated and notifications are
> given to subscribing developers. The connection to Boost.Test is in the
> reporting and test launch part I guess. I guess signaling to multiple
> build/test hosts could be part of it or a future extension. Various SCM
> such as cvs, subversion, perforce, clear-case, sccs, rcs, etc. should be
> supported by future plug-ins, for now a single plug-in for cvs,
> subversion, or whatever will do :-)
> It may be smart to consider splitting this into more than one project to
> keep the scope creep out.
While it maybe very worthwhile idea, it has very little, if anything, to do
with Boost.Test. As part of this project you may be required to implement
some external test runner "script" that execute Boost.Test based unit tests
and collects and interprets result. But this is also true for unit tests
based on any other UTF or none at all.
IMO Boost.Test front-end is GUI based test runner. either standalone or
implemented as add-on (or both). How what features this GUI need to present
is still open for discussion. But IMO we should strive for some reasonable,
modest and most importantly achievable scope for this project.
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