[Cosmo-dev] Re: [Scooby-dev] Issue with same tools in multiple
johntownsend at mac.com
Wed Jun 7 20:02:03 PDT 2006
I agree with Bear on this. I think its premature to promote HTTPTest
to a separate project and since you have a new framework coming, I
would wait until that new work is available to establish it as a
One question: Where is the design proposal for this new Testing
Framework? I don't recall seeing a design proposal on the mailing
lists for it.
On Jun 7, 2006, at 7:13 PM, Mike Taylor wrote:
> I can see the issue you are talking about but I feel another issue
> will happen if we move the testing tool to a new location. We
> would have to treat it like an external project and bring into play
> all that would entails:
> - project space (svn, docs, etc)
> - release cycle
> - testing across all products for each release
> - updating Cosmo and Scooby for each new release
> Currently I don't know if HTTPTest is ready for that and I wonder
> if the time spent doing the above equals the time maintaining two
> copies (knowing that it will be merged later).
> Part of my concern is that having it as a standalone project will
> force Cosmo's HTTPTest to worry about Scooby's HTTPTest
> requirements and vice-versa and that may be premature.
> Once the OSAF Eco-system Testing Tool has been defined and setup as
> it's own project then I think we can take the two HTTPTest parts
> and the Chandler test framework part and start figuring out how to
> merge them.
> On Jun 7, 2006, at 9:51 PM, Mikeal Rogers wrote:
>> So we have a good problem, well good that we're far enough along
>> that it is a problem.
>> As we're nearing end to end testing across the products we've
>> quickly started to use the same tools and frameworks in multiple
>> products. Since traditionally our process has been to keep
>> functional testing tools in each products svn repository we've
>> encountered some technical and process issues.
>> 1.) People working on a given tool or framework may have different
>> commit privileges in one product than another.
>> 2.) If a tool or framework is used in two products then we have to
>> do two separate commits and maintain all the same files in two
>> Our current issue is that a tool I originally wrote for cosmo,
>> HTTPTest, is now being used by adam to develop a tool for scooby
>> testing, JSONTest. Since it lives in the cosmo repository he can't
>> commit changes to it and I can't easily merge his changes in while
>> I'm working on the same files to extend testing for cosmo.
>> Going forward we will be writing a very large framework that will
>> be used by nearly every tool OSAF QA uses to test all products so
>> this issue needs to be solved in a broader context than just our
>> current problem with HTTPTest.
>> I'm open to any and all ideas for solving this problem.
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