[Gajim-devel] Testing Gajim?

Yann Leboulanger asterix at lagaule.org
Thu May 15 14:36:39 CEST 2008

Brendan Taylor a écrit :
> Has anybody given thought to an automated test suite for Gajim?
> It would make it a lot easier to refactor parts of the code without
> introducing bugs that require a lot of manual testing to find.
> Getting to a point where the suite is complete enough to be useful will
> be difficult, but even the process of making Gajim testable would help
> reduce some of the coupling between modules.
> I think the best way to start is find a place in the code that it would
> be easy to write tests for and work out from there.
> Is there any interest in this? Any suggestions about a good place to
> start writing tests against?

Hi Brendan,

It's indeed somthing we think about since some time ... But nothing has 
been written yet: nor thoughts, nor code.

It's not so rare we commit things that break some fonctionalities. 
Making some automated tests would prevent that, and help keeping Gajim 
not too brocken.

So clearly there is an interest in this !
Starting with everyday and most common features, like opening chat 
window and sending a message, sounds reasonable.


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