There are a number of tools qa use to maintain quality.
http://test.pear.php.net/ hosts continuous integration tools
The helper scripts live at https://github.com/pear/phpuc/
Jenkins is a continuous integration platform. Currently, all packages in both PEAR and PEAR2 were scanned for the presence of a 'tests' folder, and corresponding jenkins jobs were created.
Jenkins is configured to authenticate against the github organisations of pear / pear2. You simply need to be associated with one of the organisations to modify builds.
In general, we encourage the use of an appropriate phpunit.xml - we target PHPUnit 3.6 at this time.
Your package directory layout should allow you to successfully run your test suite as below (assuming svn):
$ cd Foo_Bar/trunk $ phpunit -c phpunit.xml tests/
A common pattern with older packages is to have a directory structure which is unlike the installed package layout. IE:
Foo_Bar/trunk/Bar.php. Most authors make use of the
baseinstalldir attribute in the package.xml, or only run tests after installation
To fix this:
$ svn mkdir Foo $ svn mv Bar.php Foo/ # Edit package.xml, change baseinstalldir to / $ vim package.xml # Rebuild package using PEAR_PackageFileManager_CLI $ pfm # Run tests to confirm no fatal errors, using one of $ pear run-tests -r tests/ $ phpunit tests/ # Commit $ svn commit -m "Updated directory layout"
Two strategies exist for this: - Making use of PHPUnit's mocking capabilities or utilising something like HTTP_Request2's Mock Adapter - Checking your environment and skipping the test if it cannot run
There is also a test mysql instance available.
On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 08:34:04AM +1030, Daniel O'Connor wrote:
> This and a few others obviously need a database to be tested properly.
> Certainly that machine has mysql on it; or sqlite is probably available -
> what would be needed to load up an appropriate schema/tear it down after
> the tests?
I agree and mentioned this on pear-qa a while ago. Take a look at what
I committed to DB tests yesterday. It takes advantage of the
MYSQL_TEST_* environment variables, which are used for PHP's tests. We
should create a test user and database and set those environment
variables in the cron job, or whatever.
A similar setup should be made for PostgreSQL in PEAR and PHP's unit
tests. Right now, PHP's tests don't use such environment variables.
SQLite3 tests should use ”:memory:” as the database.
In general, ant is the preferred way of managing a build after a certain level of complexity. See http://jenkins-php.org/ for more detail.
Noteably, we prefer phpdoc/docblox over phpdox.
Some packages use phing
There are two available techniques for managing dependencies without installing system wide libraries.
The first is relatively straight forward - simply pulling the library from source and pushing it into a lib directory.
$ git clone git://path/to/package.git lib/package $ git clone git://path/to/package2.git lib/package2 $ phpunit --include-path lib/package:lib/package2 ...
This can be either configured in the jenkins build or (preferred) in the relevant build.xml and phpunit.xml files.
The second is to utilise composer.phar in combination with a relevant phpunit.xml
Before releasing a new version of PEAR, we need to make sure it runs on as many systems as possible. It's pretty easy:
pear upgrade -f PEAR pear upgrade XML_RPC git clone git://github.com/pear/pear-core.git cd pear-core/tests && pear run-tests -r
Tell firstname.lastname@example.org if you got failures, and if, which tests did not pass. We will come back to you in that case.