[Cosmo-dev] [Proposal] Use Windmill for JS Unit testing

Ted Leung twl at osafoundation.org
Fri Apr 6 10:45:01 PDT 2007

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On Apr 6, 2007, at 12:56 AM, Mikeal Rogers wrote:

> To clarify, bobby wants jsunit tests to be written independent of  
> the framework they run in.
> We can run the tests in windmill or if someone wanted to run them  
> in the standard jsunit framework they could.
> Sometime next week Adam and I will work on a proposal.
> -Mikeal
> On Apr 5, 2007, at 1:28 PM, Adam Christian wrote:
>> So I'm a little confused as to how I am supposed to make JS Unit  
>> testing happen with Windmill, without having Windmill as a  
>> requirement.. could someone enlighten me?
>> The only thing I can come up is having the JS Unit test runner  
>> talk to the windmill server as an option, otherwise output to std  
>> out but that still leaves us the problem of how are we actually  
>> running the tests. I can easily add functionality to windmill to  
>> pass in javascript to run in the browser and assert the error and  
>> output that result and send it to the server, but the requirements  
>> here are a little vague.
>> Adam
>> On Mar 31, 2007, at 10:10 AM, Bobby Rullo wrote:
>>> Please just keep in mind that making sure the tests run without  
>>> windmill is a requirement.
>>> On Mar 31, 2007, at 2:13 AM, Mikeal Rogers wrote:
>>>>>> If we can find a way to dynamically replace the regular jsunit  
>>>>>> assertion methods with our own I think we can do this all  
>>>>>> pretty easily.
>>>>> I still don't see the reason for this...Could you explain?
>>>> Since windmill will be responsible for running tests and  
>>>> gathering results we'll need to override the validation methods  
>>>> to call pass/fail in our own windmill jsunit test framework. I'm  
>>>> sure we could find a way to hook into the jsunit module and  
>>>> gather the results after running, but bending everything to run  
>>>> in windmill will be more difficult than just replacing the  
>>>> validation functions dynamically.
>>>>> Well js is one of them thar dynamical language things, so it  
>>>>> ought to be possible.  Should I reassign the jsunit related bug 
>>>>> (s) to you or to Adam?
>>>> Adam should get any javascript bugs, the result reports will be  
>>>> sent back to the windmill server over jsonrpc and at some point  
>>>> I'll be responsible for printing and logging them, but for the  
>>>> most part this is Adam's works and all bugs should be assigned  
>>>> to him.
>>>> -Mikeal
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