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Subject: Re: Release thoughts

Re: Release thoughts

From: Alex Parker <parker.alex.e_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Nov 2009 22:32:18 +0100

On Saturday 21 November 2009 22:06:17 Sam Pattuzzi wrote:
> On Sat, 2009-11-21 at 20:48 +0100, Frank Gevaerts wrote:
> > So how exactly does this plugin test plugins? And how does it check if
> > an
> > action has the required result?
>
> Okay, not a plugin because you can only run one at a time. However, if
> it was some kind of background process like the database updating? If
> there where some hooks in the interface system for emulating key presses
> and then more hooks for checking the output in a machine readable way.
> I'm not saying it is something trivial to implement but test driven
> development seems an excellent way of preventing regressions.

This would be:

a) Hugely complex
b) Liable to change results
c) A maintenance nightmare
d) Need to be able to be completely disabled for normal Rockbox
e) etc etc.

Not going to happen.

Alex
Received on 2009-11-21


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