Re: [tap] Thinking big

Salve J Nilsen <sjn@pvv.org> Wed, 10 March 2010 20:08 UTC

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Michael Peters said:
> On 03/10/2010 02:55 PM, Salve J Nilsen wrote:
>
>> What I'd love to see, is any necessary support in the protocol to 
>> let me save the complete results of a test run together with any 
>> related information that might be necessary to figure out why a 
>> failure happened.
>
> This is why I created TAP::Harness::Archive. A TAP archive is 
> basically a tarball of tap streams and a META.yml file which 
> describes the test run. This includes in what order the files ran 
> in, how long they took to run, etc. It also allows any extra files 
> that might be important to tracking down a failure (like log files, 
> etc).

Right. Are there any specific features in the TAP stream you're 
missing? (E.g. system information, uname(1) output, timestamps, perl 
version, module versions, ..)

Or approaching from another directions: Do you know of any very useful 
features available some continuous integration frameworks (or similar) 
that could me made better or possible with the right kind of 
environment/meta information from each single test run?


- Salve

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