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From Marc Slemko <ma...@worldgate.com>
Subject Re: RFD: Apache Regression Test Suite (ARTS) !!
Date Tue, 05 Aug 1997 16:51:00 GMT
On Tue, 5 Aug 1997, Ralf S. Engelschall wrote:

> 
> Yesterday I've tried to start the Apache Documentation Project (ADP) by
> initially evualiting tools and then establishing the SGML skeleton an the
> first content. Today I've tried to start another important project:
> 
>    The Apache Regression Test Suite (ARTS)

So, what are you planning for tomorrow? <g>

> 
> As discussed in the past, Apache needs such a test suite. So I've browsed
> through my brain and knowledge again and established such a beasts runtime
> engine end environment and the first two tests itself.
> 
> The idea is the following: 
>    1. We use software leverage and take advantage of Perl's Test::Harness and
>       LWP packages.
>    2. We provide a Makefile and a bootstrapping script to be able to easily
>       apply the test suite to a particular httpd.
>    3. We provide utilitiy functions to make the individual tests as short as
>       possible while providing as much flexibility we can.

Exactly what sort of tests are we talking about?  It is not a bad idea,
but I am wary of the work it would take to establish a usefully complete
set of tests.


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