[fpc-pascal] FPCUnit - parallel test suite execution

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Thu Mar 19 12:24:56 CET 2015

On Thu, 19 Mar 2015, Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:

> On 2015-03-19 10:22, Michael Van Canneyt wrote:
>> And therein lies the catch: it's not always clear what constitutes an
>> improvement ;)
> Ah, that's an easy one. Whatever helps speeds up the developer's
> (end-user) work. :-)
> After using DUnit2 for so long I have gotten very used to the useful
> test output it gives and the many features in the GUI Test Runner. eg: A
> test Error (the unexpected one) in FPCUnit gave no hint as to where the
> error actually occurred. So you have to run it via the IDE and debugger
> just to find the location (could be many units deep), then go from there
> to fix it. With DUnit2 and with the latest patches for FPCUnit, it now
> tells you the exact unit and line number for Errors and Failures.

> The next step would be to improve the GUI Test Runner in LCL.
> - scroll treeview to first error or failure [done]
> - improved keyboard shorcuts [done]
> - save state of selected tests
> - option to uncheck all passed tests so the next testrun only runs
>   the previous failed ones
> - double click on failed tests and let the IDE open the related
>   unit and jump to the exactl line number in question.
> - improved overview of failed tests
> and many more others...

The above ones: clearly an improvement, though I fear some will need changes 
in the fpcunit core code.

And: 'double click and let IDE open...': yes please !! :)


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