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From Michal Mocny <>
Subject Re: CDV New-Style tests, please try them out!
Date Mon, 12 May 2014 13:36:16 GMT
(pinging the list, since I suspect this email was dropped last week.)

On Wed, May 7, 2014 at 12:55 PM, Michal Mocny <> wrote:

> s/cordova-plugin-test-harness/cordova-plugin-test-framework/ -- and I'm
> totally open to naming suggestions before we get stuck with this.
> On Wed, May 7, 2014 at 12:44 PM, Michal Mocny <> wrote:
>> I'm fairly happy with the state of the cordova-labs "new-style" test
>> harness these days, and I think its time to get the ball rolling on
>> replacing mobile spec [1].  I would really love to have everyone pitch in
>> moving tests over if we agree this is a good future.
>> Jesse and Bryan were nice enough to verify Windows Phone and BB10
>> (thanks, guys -- hope I didn't break anything in last 24hrs), and I've been
>> testing on iOS and Android (though I haven't tried 2.3 yet).
>> The does a good job explaining it, so go read the TLDR; and try
>> it out, please:
>> (Everything is upstream in cordova-labs, but I linked to my fork since
>> the github mirror is behind).
>> Some plugins were ported to new-style around last xmas on a cdvtest
>> branch (device, device-motion, geolocation, contacts, others?), but have
>> not been kept current since then.  They are just examples.
>> Next Steps:
>> * Create a repo for cordova-plugin-test-harness, and graduate out of
>> cordova-labs
>> * Test Android 2.3
>> * Add a test-harness suite to CI
>> * Move tests one-by-one out of MS and into plugins (group effort)
>> * Update docs (website, wiki -- I don't see any references in
>> cordova-docs)
>> * UI could use some love
>> * There is no way to toggle tests on/off yet.  The test-harness has a way
>> to disable entire plugins, but no UI for it, and jasmine has a way to
>> filter down to a specific spec test, but its not hooked up.
>> Let me know what you think.
>> Thanks,
>> -Michal
>> [1]: With plugin / platform breakouts from CLI, Mobile Spec has been
>> harder and harder to maintain.  The MS "release" have been removed from CI
>> because of constant version-spec mismatch causing it to constantly be red.
>>  Plugin Spec tests should match up with plugin versions, which may differ
>> across even across a single platform version, while currently specs are
>> tied to CLI versions which we can only usually get away with when testing
>> tip-of-tree everything.

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