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From Jeffrey Heifetz <jheif...@blackberry.com>
Subject Re: Opinions Needed: Platform specific features and mobilespec tests
Date Thu, 20 Jun 2013 14:26:44 GMT
+1

On 13-06-20 9:06 AM, "Andrew Grieve" <agrieve@chromium.org> wrote:

>Definitely torn on this one. On one hand, if there are features
>implemented
>on some platforms that should be implemented on others than having them
>fail is a constant reminder that your platform needs to implement the
>missing functionality. OTOH, things like camera clean-up are meant to be
>platform specific, so it's nothing but an annoyance if that fails on other
>platforms.
>
>So, I think my take on it is:
>
>1. Have them shared and failing if the API should eventually be
>implemented
>on all platforms
>2. Wrap tests in if (platform.name == 'ios') {} if they are meant to only
>work on one platform.
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>On Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 8:44 AM, Lisa Seacat DeLuca
><ldeluca@us.ibm.com>wrote:
>
>> One issue I ran with respects to the mobile spec is some tests are only
>> applicable to certain device types.  We have a couple options when it
>> comes to those types of tests:
>>
>> 1. Not include them in the automated tests
>> 2. Include them knowing that they *might* cause failures with certain
>> device types (see example)
>> 3. Add javascript logic to check for device type before performing the
>> tests
>> 4. OR we could create platform specific automated tests that should be
>>ran
>> in addition to the base automated test per device. ex. automatedAndroid,
>> automatedIOS, etc.
>>
>> An example is:
>> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/CB-3484
>> camera.cleanup is only supported on iOS.
>>
>> I added a test case to verify that the function existed.  But it doesn't
>> actually run camera.cleanup so there are no failure on other platforms.
>>So
>> really there shouldn't be any harm in keeping the test.
>>
>>
>> What are everyone's opinions on a good approach to handle this type of
>> situation?
>>
>> Lisa Seacat DeLuca


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