[Pharo-dev] NB and OS specific tests

Igor Stasenko siguctua at gmail.com
Wed Aug 7 08:19:10 EDT 2013

I agree, except that as far as i know there is no platform-specific tests yet.

On 7 August 2013 09:49, Torsten Bergmann <astares at gmx.de> wrote:
> Hi Igor,
> NB includes OS specific classes and examples that will/may require OS specific tests.
> IMHO it would make sense to change "NativeBoost-Tests" category into
>  - "NativeBoost-Tests-Core"
>  - "NativeBoost-Tests-Mac"
>  - "NativeBoost-Tests-Unix"
>  - "NativeBoost-Tests-Win32"
> while still keeping "NativeBoost-Tests" as one package. Later the package can be
> split easily (but only if necessary).
> So we have categories for the NB Core tests and OS specific tests similar to the other
> packages/categories.
> I would further provide common superclasses for OS specific tests, for instance
>  TestCase subclass: #NBWin32SpecificTest
>         instanceVariableNames: ''
>         classVariableNames: ''
>         poolDictionaries: ''
>         category: 'NativeBoost-Tests-Win32'
> and similar NBUnixSpecificTest and NBMacSpecificTest also.
> By overriding their #isAbstract method we can make their hierarchy only be runnable on
> the specific OS. So the OS specific Jenkins slaves will show broken OS specific code,
> Unix tests will not run on Mac, etc.
> Therefore we can control that the tests only run on the OS platform and find
> out when things fail.
> What do you think? I can do it when there is another minute.
> Thx
> Torsten

Best regards,
Igor Stasenko.

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