Testing Archives

Thank you, CPAN Testers

Today I just want to thank you to all CPAN Testers. I do not know if there are such initiatives for other programming languages, but you are awesome. So many architectures, so many operating systems, so many Perl versions.

I hope to help someday. I just need to find some time for it.

Thank YOU all!

Testing on demand on IRIX

I have this module that is failing tests on IRIX only. I do not have any knowledge of IRIX, I do not own an IRIX machine, and I do not want to create new releases of the module printing debug information on tests, so that I can analyze what is going on. This would be kind of tiresome. I needed to create a new release, upload to CPAN and wait for it to be picked by those specific CPAN testers that own an IRIX platform.

Testing on different platforms

Today I released Text::BibTeX 0.40_3. I hope it to be the final release (that is, 0.40 will get out with the same code). But I just tested it with Strawberry Perl, Linux (Arch Linux) and Mac OS X (intel, Leopard).

We can't test on all available architectures, and that's why CPAN Testers exist. Long live to them. But sometimes it would be cool if we could use a machine and do some experiments before releasing. Waiting for the module to be picked and tested is not an efficient method.

It would be cool to create a set of queues (one per architecture/operating system) where CPAN a…

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