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From "Mikhail Loenko" <mloe...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Re: [classlib][TestNG] groups of Harmony test
Date Mon, 04 Sep 2006 10:27:33 GMT
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2006/9/4, Alex Blewitt <alex.blewitt@gmail.com>:
> IMNSO it doesn't make sense to arbitrarily partition the tests based
> on a moniker, such as 'integration test', 'unit test', 'regression
> test' etc. For one thing, developers are generally not good at
> agreeing on the difference between them :-)
>
> If you've got fast and slow tests, then have a group for fast and slow
> tests. Then you can choose to just run the fast tests, and any
> automated build system can handle running the slow tests.
>
> Alex.
>
> On 04/09/06, Vladimir Ivanov <ivavladimir@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 9/4/06, Richard Liang <richard.liangyx@gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Mikhail Loenko wrote:
> > > > Hi Vladimir
> > > >
> > > > Could you please decribe for what purpose it will be used?
> > > >
> > > > I mean why one might have to either exclude or run only regression
> > > tests?
> > >
> > > If running all tests takes up much time, running all regression test
> > > (for one particular version) may be a convenient way to verify the
> > > correctness of bug-fixing.
> >
> >
> > Thanks Richard. It is exactly what I want to say :)
> > On the other hand may be all proposed groups need similar explanation (smt.
> > like use-case for group)?
> >
> >  thanks, Vladimir
> >
> > Best regards,
> > > Richard.
> > >
> > > >
> > > > Thanks,
> > > > Mikhail
> > > >
> > > > 2006/8/30, Vladimir Ivanov <ivavladimir@gmail.com>:
> > > >> On 8/30/06, Richard Liang <richard.liangyx@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > >> >
> > > >> >
> > > >> >
> > > >> > Vladimir Ivanov wrote:
> > > >> > > Also some tag for regression tests should be added.
> > > >> > Yes. Do you think we could annotate regression test as
> > > >> > *level.regression*? Thanks a lot.
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >> Yes, I do. While tests can have more than one group it will enough.
> > > >>  thanks, Vladimir
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > > >> Richard
> > > >> > > thanks, Vladimir
> > > >> > >
> > > >> > >
> > > >> > > On 8/28/06, Richard Liang <richard.liangyx@gmail.com>
wrote:
> > > >> > >>
> > > >> > >>
> > > >> > >>
> > > >> > >> Richard Liang wrote:
> > > >> > >> > Hello All,
> > > >> > >> >
> > > >> > >> > Now let's talk about the TestNG groups. I have
read the related
> > > >> > >> > threads which posted by George, Vladimir Ivanov
and Alexei
> > > >> Zakharov.
> > > >> > >> > All of them are good discussion about TestNG groups.
> > > >> > >> >
> > > >> > >> > IMHO, we may define Harmony test groups according
the following
> > > 4
> > > >> > >> > dimensions:
> > > >> > >> >
> > > >> > >> > 1) [Platform] os.any, os.<platform id>
> > > >> > >> > *os.any* - group of tests which pass on any platform.
IMHO,
> > > >> most of
> > > >> > >> > our tests should be in this group.
> > > >> > >> > *os.<platform id>* - group of tests which
are designed for one
> > > >> > >> > specific platform. A test may be in more than one
of the
> > > >> groups. e.g
> > > >> > .,
> > > >> > >> > @Test(groups={"os.win.IA32", "os.linux.IA32"})
> > > >> > >> >
> > > >> > >> >    ** os.any and os.<platform id> are mutually
exclusive, that
> > > >> is,
> > > >> > >> > tests in os.any group should not be in os.win.IA32.
> > > >> > >> >
> > > >> > >> > 2) [Test state] state.broken, state.broken.<platform
id>
> > > >> > >> > *state.broken* - group of tests which fail on every
platform,
> > > >> because
> > > >> > >> > of bugs of tests or implementation. We need to
fix the bugs of
> > > >> tests
> > > >> > >> > or implementation to make them pass.
> > > >> > >> > *state.broken.<platform id>* - groups of
test which only fail
> > > >> on one
> > > >> > >> > specific platform. A test may be in more than one
of the
> > > >> groups. e.g
> > > >> > .,
> > > >> > >> > @Test(groups={"state.broken.linux.IA32", "os.broken.linux.IA64
> > > "})
> > > >> > >> >
> > > >> > >> >     **state.broken.<platform id> group may
be used as a
> > > >> convenient
> > > >> > way
> > > >> > >> > to indicate that a test is platform-specific. e.g.,
If we
> > > >> support 10
> > > >> > >> > platforms, and one test are designed for 9 platforms
except for
> > > >> > MacOS,
> > > >> > >> > instead of list 9 os.<platform id>, we can
just use
> > > >> > state.broken.MacOS
> > > >> > >> >
> > > >> > >> > 3) [Test type] type.api , type.impl
> > > >> > >> > *type.api* - group of tests which are tests for
APIs in the Java
> > > >> > >> > Specification
> > > >> > >> > *type.impl* - groups of tests which are tests for
> > > >> Harmony-specific
> > > >> > >> > implementation
> > > >> > >> >
> > > >> > >> >     ** type.api and type.impl are also mutually
exclusive.
> > > >> > >> >
> > > >> > >> > 4) [Test Level] level.unit, level.integration,
level.system,
> > > >> > >> > level.stress, etc. (Levels of Test refer to the
increase in
> > > >> > complexity
> > > >> > >> > as moving through test cycle. )
> > > >> > >> >    ** A test may be in more than one of the groups.
> > > >> > >> >    ** In fact, some tests such as System tests
are the
> > > >> verification
> > > >> > of
> > > >> > >> > the entire system.  Maybe we'll put them into a
separate
> > > project.
> > > >> > >> > e.g., harmony/enhanced/SVT (System Verification
Test).
> > > >> > >> >
> > > >> > >> > If we want to run all the unit test for APIs on
windows, we
> > > >> may use
> > > >> > >> > TestNG groups to select the tests:
> > > >> > >> >        <groups>
> > > >> > >> >            <run>
> > > >> > >> >                <include name="os.any" />
> > > >> > >> >                <include name="type.api" />
> > > >> > >> >                <include name="os.win.IA32" />
> > > >> > >> >                <exclude name=" state.broken"
/>
> > > >> > >> >                <exclude name="state.broken.win.IA32"
/>
> > > >> > >> >            </run>
> > > >> > >> >        </groups>
> > > >> > >> >
> > > >> > >> Hello All,
> > > >> > >>
> > > >> > >> I'm sorry. It seems that the example does not work.
I will try to
> > > >> > figure
> > > >> > >> another example soon. ;-)
> > > >> > >>
> > > >> > >> Best regards,
> > > >> > >> Richard
> > > >> > >> >
> > > >> > >> > Well, I think our most of existing tests are in
the groups of
> > > >> > >> > {"os.any", "type.api", "level.unit"}, and I have
asked TestNG
> > > >> to add
> > > >> > a
> > > >> > >> > new option "-groups" for its JUnitConverter which
allow us to
> > > >> specify
> > > >> > >> > the test groups when migrate from JUnit test to
TestNG test.
> > > >> > >> >
> > > >> > >> > Thanks for reading so far, and I will highly appreciate
your
> > > >> comments
> > > >> > >> > or suggestion.  ;-)
> > > >> > >> >
> > > >> > >>
> > > >> > >> --
> > > >> > >> Richard Liang
> > > >> > >> China Software Development Lab, IBM
> > > >> > >>
> > > >> > >>
> > > >> > >>
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