[Zope3-Users] Re[4]: [Zope-dev] testing a meta-egg

Adam GROSZER agroszer at gmail.com
Fri Apr 4 10:09:58 EDT 2008

Hello Jim,

Sounded like a good idea at first, but now you opened my eyes.
I guess I'll stick with the manually added eggs for the tests.


Friday, April 4, 2008, 3:08:27 PM, you wrote:

JF> I wouldn't want anyone doing this who wasn't willing to spend the time
JF> becoming fairly familiar with the setuptools APIs.  The full set of  
JF> packages uses is described by the working set, which is available (or
JF> obtainable) to the recipe.  To include tests of all dependencies, you
JF> would include each of the locations from the working set as test  
JF> directories for the test t runner, being careful to avoid system  
JF> packages -- unless you want to test all system packages on which you  
JF> depend too.  Even then, you could get into trouble, as individual  
JF> package tests might not be runnable without additional facilities you
JF> don't have. For example, some packages might have test dependencies  
JF> that you haven't included.  There is no standard way of specifying  
JF> test dependencies for installed distributions.

JF> In general, I find implicitly including packages for testing is  
JF> fraught with peril.

Best regards,
 Adam GROSZER                            mailto:agroszer at gmail.com
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