Initial specification of the checkbox launcher language
jeffrey.lane at canonical.com
Mon Jan 25 17:23:20 UTC 2016
Me too ;-)
On Mon, Jan 25, 2016 at 8:03 AM, Ara Pulido <ara.pulido at canonical.com> wrote:
> On 22/01/16 11:03, Zygmunt Krynicki wrote:
>> We had a small call (Sylvain, Pierre, Maciek and me) to discuss the
>> launcher language.
>> You can have a look at the initial specification  for what we want
>> to build here.
> I made a couple of comments.
>> For some back story. Launchers are declarative programs that run
>> checkbox in a given way. Currently we have launchers with a set of
>> ill-designed features that exposed various bits and pieces of
>> checkbox's development history that is not maintainable or easily
>> The design of the new language is based on simple principles:
>> - Launchers expose useful features of the Session Assistant
>> - Launchers have sane defaults for interactive testing
>> - Launchers fit the common cases. Everything else is a custom executable.
>> With this in place, we can generate correct python code from any
>> launcher, to use as a starting point in creating custom solutions. New
>> features, unless they are crystal-clear, should be first prototyped as
>> executables so that we don't repeat the same mistakes.
>> Best regards
>>  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SzdjiDISWpYIOemfebNqz0Qb9OcibKm1N-jcDkLFuaY/edit
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