[pmwiki-users] Testing and quality control (Was: Pre-announcing 2.2.0 non-beta release)

Patrick R. Michaud pmichaud at pobox.com
Thu Jan 22 08:56:35 CST 2009

On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 11:20:23AM +0100, Petko Yotov wrote:
> On Wednesday 21 January 2009 10:08:54 Christian Ridderström wrote:
> > So, something that I think would help is setting up separate public areas
> > for the testing of different recipes. These areas could be a wiki groups
> > or separate wikis and the purpose of being separate is to avoid
> > interference between recipes. The public aspect mean that many people can
> > contribute with the testing.
> ...
> > The drawback with the scheme above is that it'll require at least a little
> > bit more involvement by e.g. Petko in terms of setting up the testing
> > area.

It actually requires a *lot* more involvement by Petko.

> I don't feel we should do this on PmWiki.org, even in separate groups or wiki 
> fields. Wiki fields are not hardcore separated or sandboxed, a broken recipe 
> is able to corrupt many things, everything that is in the home directory of 
> the running process.

I agree -- the review/test requirements, especially for some
recipes, are quite onerous.

Whatever testing framework gets developed for PmWiki, it would be
nice if that framework could be also used by recipes.  But I don't
know that I want that framework to be specifically tied to pmwiki.org .


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