3.5.6 'make check' problems... LOTS of them

David Faure faure at kde.org
Wed Jan 31 22:42:13 GMT 2007

On Wednesday 31 January 2007, Adriaan de Groot wrote:
> On Wednesday 31 January 2007 20:09, Matthew Woehlke wrote:
> > I had a number of failures running 'make check' on a pristine 3.5.6
> > kdelibs (I am building on another box over ssh with X forwarding enabled).
> I think this mostly shows that the unit tests are not run all that often or 
> all that rigidly (something that should be on the EBN, but isn't due to 
> manpower issues in setting it up). Please *do* submit patches for the various 
> tests.

Let's just say, the situation with unit tests in 3.5.x was less than ideal; I'm not sure
it's worth fixing it at this point.

kdelibs trunk (kde4) has many more tests, and some improvements overall in the aspects
Matthew mentionned: e.g. some tests which need installed data are skipped when
kdelibs is not installed. Also dirk has started to look into running the tests after
the automatic dashboard compilation. I have trouble with the kdeinit autostarting
though (needed by kio tests), it works when the tests are run by hand but not when
ctest runs them, which makes the problem quite obscure.

And simply the fact that it's now possible to have all tests compiled together with
kdelibs is a large improvement over kde-3.x where almost nobody compiled the tests,
much less ran them.

David Faure, faure at kde.org, sponsored by Trolltech to work on KDE,
Konqueror (http://www.konqueror.org), and KOffice (http://www.koffice.org).

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