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From Brian LeRoux...@brian.io>
Subject Re: mobile-spec and releases: How do we test?
Date Fri, 27 Sep 2013 14:09:51 GMT
I really like your proposal as a starting point. Very simple but would
allow for in-app testing as well as on the cmd line if we so wish.


On Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 3:28 PM, Michal Mocny <mmocny@chromium.org> wrote:

> I was looking over some old emails from this list on plugin testing, and an
> idea that was proposed way back was to ship plugin tests as a second
> plugin.  That way, you can chose to install tests, or not, and know
> explicitly if they are being copied into your final project.
>
> An alternative would be to support build targets a la "release/debug" and
> have target-specific plugin.xml tags (assets, js-modules, source-file..).
>
> -Michal
>
>
> On Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 4:52 AM, Brian LeRoux <b@brian.io> wrote:
>
> > I think this is basically what we've been proposing for a while now.
> >
> >
> > On Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 8:29 PM, Michal Mocny <mmocny@chromium.org>
> wrote:
> >
> > > I would suggest perhaps a simpler approach, which doesn't add anything
> > new
> > > to cordova-cli/plugman:
> > >
> > > - Each plugin ships with a "tests" js-module, and we document a
> > convention
> > > of where they should live, and what signature it should have (i.e.,
> > > cordova.require('plugin.name.Tests').forEach(...) ).
> > >   - Will need a common way to describe/report results (others have
> > > mentioned TAP).
> > > - Any app is free to run those plugin tests in any which way, but we
> > ship a
> > > mobile-spec app which is one opinionated way to do so.
> > >   - It attempts to require the test module for each installed plugin,
> > runs
> > > them, and aggregates results.
> > >   - It could report results to some shared server, allow toggling of
> > tests,
> > > etc, but no plugin should know or care about those features.
> > >
> > > Using that as a generic base:
> > >
> > > - We ship a "CDVTests" (or whatever) plugin which has a bunch of
> library
> > > code for creating tests, and plugins can use it to register their
> tests.
> > > - This makes it easier to register manual tests in a common format for
> > core
> > > plugins, and prevents code duplication for core auto tests.
> > > - External plugins can chose to use our testing library, or not.
> > >
> > > -Michal
> > >
> > >
> > > On Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 10:34 AM, Braden Shepherdson <
> > braden@chromium.org
> > > >wrote:
> > >
> > > > Here's an off-the-top-of-my-head sketch of how we might do Voltron
> > tests:
> > > >
> > > > - Add a tag to plugin.xml that names each test file:
> > > >     <test type="automatic" src="spec/foo.js" name="Foo Automated" />
> > > >     <test type="manual" src="spec/bar.js" name="Foo Manual" />
> > > > - Add a new command, cordova test (maybe prepare-test), that:
> > > >     - Ignores the top-level www.
> > > >     - Instead copies in a basic testing index.html similar to the
> > current
> > > > mobile-spec's
> > > >     - That index reads a file akin to cordova_plugins.js
> > > (cordova_tests.js,
> > > > maybe?) generated by the CLI, containing the info from the <test>
> tags.
> > > >     - It has navigation similar to the current mobile-spec, with
> > buttons
> > > > for the automatic and manual sections. Auto has "All" and then each
> > > module,
> > > > manual just has the list of modules.
> > > >
> > > > Thoughts?
> > > >
> > > > Braden
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > On Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 6:33 AM, Carlos Santana <
> csantana23@gmail.com
> > > > >wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > I like the idea can we call mobilespec now cordova-voltron and be
> DRY
> > > and
> > > > > use the tests form the plugins.
> > > > >
> > > > > Voltron by itself creates an App that tests only core, but as you
> > > > > use plugman to add plugins to voltron it has more test cases.
> > > > >
> > > > > It would not be a bad idea to enhance plugin.xml in the future to
> > > include
> > > > > information about testing (i.e. Directory containing tests files,
> > test
> > > > > command, etc..)
> > > > >
> > > > > --Carlos
> > > > >
> > > > > On Thursday, September 26, 2013, Anis KADRI wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > What's the challenge of having us use the tests that come with
> the
> > > > > > individual plugins ?
> > > > > >
> > > > > > On Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 8:13 AM, David Kemp <drkemp@google.com
> > > > > <javascript:;>>
> > > > > > wrote:
> > > > > > > Currently, the automated test system that we have running
> > (derived
> > > > from
> > > > > > > Medic) uses only the mobilespec tests. It does not yet
use
> tests
> > > > > > collected
> > > > > > > from the plugins. Its been talked about, but not gone anywhere.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > David Kemp
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > On Wed, Sep 25, 2013 at 7:58 PM, Jesse <
> purplecabbage@gmail.com
> > > > > <javascript:;>>
> > > > > > wrote:
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >> Yeah, I have pushed some changes to mobile-spec, and
when I
> did
> > I
> > > > also
> > > > > > >> copied the tests into the plugin involved.
> > > > > > >> Until we get the magic test runner happening, I think
we just
> > keep
> > > > > > >> duplicating.
> > > > > > >>
> > > > > > >> @purplecabbage
> > > > > > >> risingj.com
> > > > > > >>
> > > > > > >>
> > > > > > >> On Wed, Sep 25, 2013 at 4:38 PM, Steven Gill <
> > > > stevengill97@gmail.com
> > > > > <javascript:;>
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >> wrote:
> > > > > > >>
> > > > > > >> > We copied over tests into plugins when we first
broke them
> > out,
> > > > but
> > > > > I
> > > > > > >> don't
> > > > > > >> > believe they have been updated.
> > > > > > >> >
> > > > > > >> > I would say for now to just add the tests to mobile
spec,
> and
> > > > > > possibly in
> > > > > > >> > the future we go all voltron to build mobile spec
and keep
> > tests
> > > > > with
> > > > > > >> their
> > > > > > >> > corresponding plugins.
> > > > > > >> >
> > > > > > >> >
> > > > > > >> > On Wed, Sep 25, 2013 at 4:22 PM, Joe Bowser <
> > bowserj@gmail.com
> > > > > <javascript:;>>
> > > > > > wrote:
> > > > > > >> >
> > > > > > >> > > Hey
> > > > > > >> > >
> > > > > > >> > > Right now, I'm working on a weird file issue
that requires
> > me
> > > to
> > > > > > >> > > update mobile-spec, but I'm wondering where
the tests
> should
> > > > live.
> > > > > > >> > > Should it all keep living in mobile-spec,
or is it with
> the
> > > > > plugins.
> > > > > > >> > > And if it's with the plugins, will there
be scripts to
> > > assemble
> > > > > > >> > > mobile-spec all Voltron style?
> > > > > > >> > >
> > > > > > >> > > This came up earlier, but I haven't found
any fix that
> > needed
> > > a
> > > > > > >> > > mobile-spec test.  (Many that need native
testing, like
> > > > recursive
> > > > > > file
> > > > > > >> > > copy, etc).  Any thoughts?
> > > > > > >> > >
> > > > > > >> > > Joe
> > > > > > >> > >
> > > > > > >> >
> > > > > > >>
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > --
> > > > > Carlos Santana
> > > > > <csantana23@gmail.com>
> > > > >
> > > >
> > >
> >
>

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