[Etoys] Unit Test

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Wed Sep 26 19:40:45 EDT 2007

On Sep 27, 2007, at 0:57 , Takashi Yamamiya wrote:

> Hello,
> I have been looking for how we can use unit tests in our development
> process. We have not been able to use SUnit infrastructure because
> distribution etoys image doesn't have test classes. So it causes a
> problem when you upload an etoys.image from the update stream.
> So far, I have struggled with this issue in current etoys working
> process. And finally I gave up (again). But for me, programming
> without unit testing is too hard to keep the quality. So let me show
> you some options.
> 1: Give up the update stream for etoys.image: I wonder how many people
>    use the update stream for etoys.image. Because current OLPC etoys
>    distribution includes a lot of externals file like example
>    projects. I don't think updating etoys.image is much make
>    sense. And the interface for updating image is in hidden menu.
> 2: Include TestCases into etoys.image: I measured the impact of
>    including test cases today. The difference is 384K. 17,871K with
>    tests, 17,487K without tests in both #1664 with Launcher
>    project. Even we can strip some unused test classes.
> 3: Do nothing: If no one except me use unit tests. I can keep my test
>    cases in my hard disk. That's O.K.
> My preference is this order. What do you think?

I think the update stream is convenient for people like Kim who do  
not want to wait for the next release, or those for which always  
downloading a whole new image is inconvenient.

Wouldn't it work if we include just the TestCase class in the  
deployed image so file-ins succeed?

- Bert -

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