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From Joe Bowser <>
Subject Re: testing across all platforms for cordova-js changes
Date Tue, 10 Apr 2012 19:07:10 GMT
I know that while we at Adobe can do that sort of testing, I don't know
about all the contributors to Cordova.  I've gotten Hello World working on
iOS, Android and Blackberry, but I have never run MobileSpec on anything
other than Android, and even then I'm still testing at least four different
Android devices to make sure that there's some form of sanity.  Frankly,
the testing requirement that you are asking is enough of a deterrent that I
avoid making any changes to cordova-js so that I can avoid having to test
on the other platforms.

While I think that in an ideal world, we should be able to deploy to all
the platforms, I see major time constraints in doing so manually.


On Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 12:01 PM, Filip Maj <> wrote:

> Until we get automated testing in place, it is an unfortunate reality of
> this project.
> Either that or "toss it over the wall" to maintainers and have them verify
> for you on different platforms. To me, THAT seems impractical.
> The quickest way is to do it yourself. I can test iOS, Android and
> BlackBerry almost simultaneously on my Mac (gets trickier with WP7 -
> separate machine helps with this).
> On 4/10/12 11:45 AM, "Patrick Mueller" <> wrote:
> >From the "Chicken and the Egg" thread:
> >
> >2012/4/10 Filip Maj <>
> >
> >> Every time any cordova developer touches the common code in cordova-js
> >> that dev should be testing across all platforms. We have to stop working
> >> in our little native silos; that is not in the spirit of this project.
> >>We
> >> write a cross-platform tool, any of us need to be comfortable testing on
> >> all supported platforms.
> >
> >
> >This doesn't seem practical.
> >
> >In an ideal world, we'd have something like WebKit's EWS (Early Warning
> >System):
> >
> >
> >
> >But we aren't there today, and won't be there tomorrow.  How close can we
> >get though?
> >
> >Howzabout spinning up a PhoneGap Build-ish server for devs, where you can
> >somehow submit a branch (from GitHub, Apache, whatever) with your
> >cordova-js commits on it, and at least get "binaries" back you could test
> >with a simulator, or on a real device.  The next step would be to run some
> >tests automagically on them, against some bank of devices, and have them
> >report back, which seems like a lot of work.  Or do we have friends out
> >there in the "test your mobile app" space that could help us out with that
> >bit?
> >
> >--
> >Patrick Mueller
> >

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