[wp-hackers] WordPress Tests: Automated Hourly Test Runs

Joseph Scott joseph at randomnetworks.com
Wed Mar 19 17:44:09 GMT 2008

On Mar 18, 2008, at 9:05 PM, Jacob Santos wrote:

> I was uninterested in building a continuous integration system,  
> however,
> you might want to look at Bitten (same people who develop Trac), which
> should allow you to run your process automatically through Trac  
> whenever
> there is a new commit. I would very much like a continuous integration
> system and I believe I've bought it up on the past.

Thanks, I hadn't seen Bitten before, I'll check it out.

> There is also phpUnderControl, which uses a Java Based continuous
> integration system. phpUnderControl is hosted on the same server as
> phpUnit and can probably be installed using the same PEAR channel.
> Actually, there are installation directions.

The phpUnderControl site looks like it provides a lot of data.  I  
generally am not a fan of Java (which CruiseControl requires), but it  
might be worth the work.

> I suggest you try out those, before you put any more work into your
> solution. Who knows, you might develop a PHP continuous system that  
> beats
> all of them down.

My goal was a simple process that would run arbitrary commands (with  
the obvious target being the unit tests) for each revision of -trunk  
and optionally do something with the output of those commands.  This  
was a simple task and it is already done.  That said, my few lines of  
PHP is probably not going to beat out the other systems out there :-)

> I'm not trying to create a continuous integration system. I just  
> found,
> like you, a problem and decided to provide a web solution. I sent  
> code to
> Alex, but I've since realized that everything I need is already in the
> WordPress Test system.
> Yes, I am using the Alex Automattic WordPress Automated Test System.

Ok.  I wanted to double check and make sure there wasn't another  
source of unit tests out there that I had missed.

Joseph Scott
joseph at randomnetworks.com

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