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From "Philippe M. Chiasson" <>
Subject Re: [RELEASE CANDIDATE] Apache-Test-1.13
Date Tue, 03 Aug 2004 15:56:13 GMT

Geoffrey Young wrote:
> a release candidate for Apache-Test 1.13 is now available.
> please take the time to excercise the candidate through all your existing
> applications that use Apache-Test and report back successes or failures.

All tests OK on :

OpenBSD 3.5 (httpd-1 and httpd-2)
Fedora Core 2

> --Geoff
> Changes since 1.12:
> the have() function was removed entirely - use need() instead.
> [Geoffrey Young]
> add need() and need_* variant functions (need_module(), need_apache(),
> etc) for use specifically with plan() to decide whether or not a test
> should run.  have_* variants (have_module(), have_apache(), etc) are
> now specifically for use outside of plan(), although they can continue
> to be used within plan() without fear of current tests breaking.
> [Geoffrey Young]
> add need_php() and have_php() which will return true when either
> mod_php4 or mod_php5 are available, providing functionality similar to
> need_cgi() and have_cgi().
> [Geoffrey Young]
> Add APACHE_TEST_EXTRA_ARGS make variable to all invocations to t/TEST
> to allow passing extra arguments from the command line. [Gozer]
> When APACHE_TEST_NO_STICKY_PREFERENCES=1 is used don't even try to
> interactively configure the server, as we don't save any config it was
> entering an infinite loop. [Stas]
> If a directory t/lib exists from where the tests are run, adjust
> @INC so that this directory is added when running the tests,
> both within t/TEST and within t/conf/
> This allows inclusion of modules specific to the tests that
> aren't intended to be installed. [Stas, Randy]
> make a special case for threaded mpm configuration, to ensure that
> unless maxclients was specified, MaxClients will be exactly twice
> bigger than ThreadsPerChild (minclients), since if we don't do that,
> Apache will reduce MaxClients to the same value as
> ThreadsPerChild. [Stas]
> Renamed generate_test_script() to generate_script() in Apache::TestMB
> to match the naming convention used in Apache::TestMM and elsewhere.
> [David]
> Apache::TestMB now only prints the "Generating test running script"
> message if verbosity is enabled (e.g., by passing --verbose when
> executing Build.PL). [David]
> Fixed the "requests_redirectable" parameter to
> Apache::TestRequest::user_agent() so that it works as docmented when
> passed a negative value. [Boris Zentner]
> Documented support for passing an array reference to the
> "requests_redirectable" parameter to Apache::TestRequest::user_agent()
> to be passed to LWP::UserAgent if LWP ist installed. [David]

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