Test coverage is 18.4%

David Marshall dmarshal at yahoo-inc.com
Fri Feb 12 22:04:41 UTC 2010

On 2/12/10 1:54 PM, "Max Kanat-Alexander" <mkanat at bugzilla.org> wrote:

> On 02/11/2010 10:13 PM, Gabor Szabo wrote:
>> and the total test coverage of Bugzilla is 18.4%
> Yeah, just to say again what others have said, this is a problem, for sure.

I don't think it's a problem at all, because the t/* tests were never, as
far as I am aware, intended to be testing for coverage.  I'm rather
surprised that the number is as high as 18.4%!

At Yahoo!, where we've been putting a lot of effort into continuous
integration, I use t/* as a "commit test" - committing to the repository
triggers an automatic run of t/*.  The idea is to do a quick check that a
commit hasn't horked anything - the Perl compiles, etc.

We also have a home-grown test suite that we use as a "smoke test" - a
nightly test that interacts with Bugzilla through apache and a working
database.  It takes about twenty minutes to run at present.  That's what I
want to have 100% coverage.  Currently, we're at about 60% or so.

We have our own Selenium tests written as well, but I haven't included them
in our continuous integration implementation.

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