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From Ian C <...@amham.net>
Subject Re: Test cases for defect reports -- would this work?
Date Sun, 19 Jan 2014 06:55:14 GMT
Hi Rob,

that is a great idea on how to submit and manage defects.

I don't know how to manage them re causing the build to fail. But it has to
be doable.


On Sat, Jan 18, 2014 at 12:46 AM, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:

> Sometimes we get defect reports with just a snippet of code.
> Sometimes it is a little better, even a main() routine, but it still
> takes time to get it to build correctly.
>
> What if we requested defect reports to be test cases that could be
> dropped into our Maven directory structure directly?
>
> For example, a defect report would be a patch that put a test case
> into
> /odftoolkit/simple/src/test/java/org/odftoolkit/simple/defects/MyDefectReport.java.
>  Documents related to the defect report would go in
> /odftoolkit/simple/src/test/resources/defects/MyDefectReport.odt.
>
> If we did this, then verifying a new defect report would be as simple
> as applying a patch and running Maven.   And once the test is fixed
> the test case could be moved into a normal directory (not /defects) so
> it will enhance our test cases.
>
> Would this work?
>
> The one thing I was not sure about was whether there was an easy way
> to disable these defect-report test cases so they did not cause the
> build to fail.   I think we would want to distinguish in the build
> between regression tests and tests related to new defect reports.
>
> Any ideas?
>
> Regards,
>
> -Rob
>



-- 
Cheers,

Ian C

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