[Bioperl-l] Bioperl tests

Jason Stajich jason.stajich at duke.edu
Wed Sep 15 17:24:23 EDT 2004

It is all a function of how much time core developers have and how many 
other people are helping out by running tests, fixing bugs, and 
reporting the problems.

I can only speak for myself, but I have much less time for Bioperl than 
I did a year ago.  I don't run the whole test suite very frequently 
except for the modules that I am changing before doing CVS commits and 
when helping out in a release.  But I am just one developer so I don't 
know what other people are doing.

I have generally ignored BioFetch failing because things have worked 
off and on wrt network connectivity and the local DB tests are tied 
together with the network based ones unfortunately.  I don't think I 
paid attention to those failing tests very much because I've lost track 
of how it is even supposed to work now.

Your ideas about tinder-box, etc are well received, it is something 
that we have talked about off and on for many years but it boils down 
the open-source principal -- s/he who does it first can claim the glory 
of, well, being the first person who did it. =)  Chris can get you 
setup with an account on the appropriate box if you want to do it on 
OBF systems.  Would be great for someone to do it - even if it just 
mean reporting the results of make test in an email to the guts list.  
Seems to work for the biojava crowd.

On Sep 15, 2004, at 10:42 AM, Peter van Heusden wrote:

> Does anyone run the Bioperl test suite regularly to see what tests 
> fail? I've just fixed a bug in WebDBSeqI.pm which looks to me like it 
> could never have worked. The reason I found the bug is that it 
> triggered a test failed in the tests for Bio::DB::BioFetch, which led 
> to the original question - are these tests only run around 'release' 
> time?
> Peter
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Jason Stajich
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