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The initial requirements for the project are describedhere. Other requirements will be added as list items here with detailed descriptions (where necessary) added to the requirements documentation.
- Be able to skip whole directories with one check
- Provide the same functionality as REDEIRECTTEST, not necessarily using the current design
- Provide an API so thatthe code can be used n=by other applications (from Greg Beaver).
More documentation and source code can be found here here.
ToDo & who
- Add a check for 5.3 only (Georg - done, 6th may)
- Implement valgrind (high priority from Nuno)
- Implement CGI tests (Zoe)
- GET (done, 27 April)
- POST (done 28th April)
- POST_RAW (done 3rd May)
- GZIP_POST (done 28th April)
- DEFLATE_POST (done 28th April)
- EXPECTHEADERS (done May)
- COOKIE (done 3rd May)
- Implement FILE_EXTERNAL (Georg, done)
- Prototype parallel running (Georg - first prototype committed)
- Replace the test status array with a status object (Zoe - done, 8th June)
TODOs 30th June
- Run sequential groups within in Georg's schedulers (G - Done)
- Write whole object to disk (check timing differences, if none leave as it, otherwise Win/Lin versions) (G - Done)
- Refactor output writer - and task test group and task receiver. (G - Done)
- Focus more on QA
- Assemble a set of standard tests (Z - Done, see QA/QATESTS.tgz + README)
- Checkin results for running them with old version and current version of our code (Z, done. See LinuxQAJuly18)
- Write phing task to compare them (S - done)
- Always run Unit tests before checkin (All)
- Add new unit test whenever we find a problem (All)
- Always check output for notices and warnings (All)
- Always do clean checkout, never use cvs up (All)
- Use rtException everywhere, get rid of other exception classes (Z - not done)
TODOs 22nd July
- Investigate CI server (S)
- Tidy wiki and put together a set of doc pages (Z) (Note: user doc to go on wiki first, final destination undecided)
- Use rtException everywhere, get rid of other exception classes (Z)
- Research REDIRECTTEST (S)
- Run existing code on Windows (S)
- Fix up any remaining test fails on S and G systems (Z)
- Start writing documentation for parallel code on wiki (G)
- Run some more extensive tests/experiments with parallel code (G, Z&S to provide introductions)
- Implement valgrind (Z)
Record of development decisions
- Use the PEAR coding standard (22/04/2009 - see php-qa list for concerns)
- Deviation from the standard: Do not use _ prefix for private members. (Reason: too much re-work to existing code)
- We prefix classnames with rt (Reason: avoid name conflicts with built-in PHP classes)
- We do not follow the original PEAR class naming scheme (Reason: we use autoload and name prefixes, so we can keep classnames shorter than DIR_DIR_DIR_CLASS)
- We will not include both File and Class doc blocks. (Reason: Only ever one class per file)
This page configuration (the address is a bit screwy, but I won't change it as I've posted a link to it) has a list of currently implemented options, and whether we will re-implement or not. Yes means we will - blank means not decided, have asked for input on QA list.
- Run tests in parallel?
- XML or CSV or TXT (to replace HTML)
- Option specify arguments to valgrind
Things that will not be re-implemented
This section is here to record differences between the new and old implementation of run-tests where they affect the excecution of existing tests or the manner in which run-tests.php is executed.
The way these are currently implemented the test has to look like this:
--POST-- Some posted content --GZIP_POST-- 1 --FILE-- etc
This isn't really necessary. In the new implementation the --GZIP_POST-- section will just contain the content to be posted and gzip'd. Same for DEFLATE_POST. This affects two tests: