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From Jan Lehnardt <>
Subject Re: Elixir suite has landed on master!
Date Thu, 08 Nov 2018 18:11:03 GMT
This is big, thanks everyone who pitched in and to Russell for getting the ball rolling!


> On 8. Nov 2018, at 17:23, Joan Touzet <> wrote:
> Resending since my first email didn't get through...
> In case you're not on notifications@, you may have missed that the
> Elixir test suite has just landed on master.
> This is the heroic effort of many people to modernize our aging
> JavaScript test suite by converting it to Elixir. The work is
> ongoing, and if you know Elixir (or want to learn it), we'd love
> your help!
> Replacing the JS test suite with an Elixir one is a key step in
> our long term strategy to mitigate against our dependency on
> SpiderMonkey 1.8.5. It also gives us a much richer environment in
> which we can build and run tests.
> At the moment, this test suite is not run by the `make check`
> command. You must run `make elixir` to run the Elixir test suite.
> It's our intent to move `make check` over to the elixir tests
> as soon as there is feature parity between the JS and Elixir
> suites.
> If you do not have the dependencies installed that you need to
> run Elixir, you can use the scripts in our apache/couchdb-ci
> repository to install them for you. (Thanks, Ilya!) Clone
> the repo, and run the `bin/` script
> with root permissions. You must have `git`, `unzip` and `wget`
> installed for this script to work.
> Thanks again to everyone who helped us get this far!
> -Joan

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