[development] RTBC - how does it work?

Robert Douglass rob at robshouse.net
Mon Jul 2 12:31:21 UTC 2007

Moshe Weitzman wrote:
> Robert Douglass wrote:
>> Actually, there was a successful effort in last year's Summer of Code 
>> to build an automatic test suite. It was easy to use... you'd upload 
>> your patch and the system did a clean checkout of Drupal, applied the 
>> patch (first point of failure... patch doesn't apply), and then ran a 
>> battery of tests (which could easily include code style). This system 
>> is still being developed and with proper encouragement could be 
>> fleshed out and made a part of our infrastructure. It could then 
>> automatically grab core patches and put them through the wringer as 
>> being a pre-requisite to RTBC even being an option.
>> For this type of stuff to happen, we need better support from the 
>> Drupal Association, since that is the body that is responsible for 
>> d.o. infrastructure.
> the Association is a minor part of whats needed. anyway, we have a 
> volunteer to host the infrastructure. see 
> http://groups.drupal.org/node/2286
> we need people to work on simpletest module and simpletest tests. they 
> need to be upgraded now for D6, for example. please post in the unit 
> test group if interested - http://groups.drupal.org/unit-testing
That's great and props to Souvent22. After the proof-of-concept phase is 
done, and the setup is built, I still believe this should be part of 
d.o. infrastructure and that the Association should lead the charge with 
this type of initiative. They even have money to spend on such things, 
after all.

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