Linux Desktop Testing Project
sivan at ubuntu.com
Thu Jun 14 23:29:42 BST 2007
Matt Zimmerman wrote:
>> We should probably talk to the Fedora testing projects folks, their
>> either had or still have something similar to this for the hive release
>> of Fedora.
> I'd be interested to hear the details.
So today I talked to Will Woods from #fedora-devel, who explained that
they are currently both working and designing a what would be an
automated testing system that uses both dogtail, which would enable
desktop application testing as well as system level operations using the
Red Hat Test System. Those two "components" consist a project called
"Table Cloth" which aims to develop a complete open source testing
framework. One might also find "Beaker" interesting, as this is the
open source / community adaptation of RHTS and will eventually become
power up the machinery to publish test results on a web ui that aims to
be easy to read and intuitive.
My hunch is that we should work closely with them on such a framework,
with possibly hacking some of it to use our packaging "backend" - read
Ian's Autopkgtest mechanism. Since both Ubuntu and Fedora use a core of
GNOME desktop application, I'm sure we could benefit from tests they
will/have written and they would be able to use ours. We could probably
just as well benefit from system level and operations tests in the
Beaker or RHTS system, or are those planned to be taken care of by
Ian autopkgtest enhancement to our packaging?
Will suggested that I started some discussion threads regarding this on
fedora-qa lists, but I wanted to hear opinions here before embarking on
it. It's worth mention that Will is interested to hear of our ideas, and
we've set to talk again soon.
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