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From James M Snell <jasn...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Abdera Unit Tests and Network Access
Date Sun, 18 Jun 2006 16:30:21 GMT

Garrett Rooney wrote:
> One of the things that kind of bothers me about the current Abdera
> unit tests is that they require network access to function.  It's
> basically impossible (assuming that we have the tests running, which
> we don't for the ant build right now, but that's a separate issue) to
> run the tests (and by extension to build a release, since one step in
> building a release is running the tests) if you don't have unfetterred
> access to the internet.  It also means that our tests can now fail due
> to conditions totally outside our control.
> I'd like to start working on bringing the Atom files we depend on into
> our source tree, at least the ones that are under a sufficiently clear
> license (Mark Pilgrim's Feed Parser tests, for example, are clearly
> under the Python Software Foundation license, which AFAICT is just a
> standard BSDish license and thus we can use that code as long as we
> clearly reproduce its license in our NOTICE file and don't remove any
> copyright statements).
> Does anyone have an objection to this?  If we want to preserve the
> ability to fetch the files from their cannonical locations online I
> can certainly look at a more complex system that provides that
> ability, but honestly it seems like the point here is to test our
> ability to parse the content, not the JDK's ability to download a file
> via http.
> -garrett

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