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From Peter Donald <>
Subject Re: [1.8] Let's get this right
Date Fri, 15 Sep 2000 07:20:53 GMT
At 10:52  13/9/00 -0400, you wrote:
>most testing could occur on developers' machines. for a start at a test
>suite, you could have an ant task that checked the output of those samples
>that are executable on all platforms and see that it is what was expected.
>that would be a help, but what would really help would to do have a job to
>check that stuff that might vary across servlet engines. for cocoon
>itself, the most chancy code across servlet engines is the path
>translation rule set. the second most chancy thing is probably thread
>related stuff. i can't really think of much else that one would in one
>servlet environment but not another. the former is easy to test, the
>latter quite difficult to do well i'd imagine.

There may be a unit testing framework at Apache soon which would help with
this - hopefully. There is also already a test framework in place (from
tomcat) that has equivelent test cases in it (see watchdog) except someone
would have to set up tests to make it cocoon specific :P



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