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CDash integrates a self-testing framework based on [http://www.simpletest.org Simple Test]. The self testing code is located in the ''testing'' directory.
CDash integrates a self-testing framework based on [http://www.simpletest.org Simple Test]. The self testing code is located in the ''CDash/testing'' directory.


= Submitting a CDash Dashboard to the CDash dashboard =
= Submitting a CDash Dashboard to the CDash dashboard =


No it's not a mistake in the title, self-testing involves submitting a CDash submission to CDash.  
Don't worry, it's not a mistake in the title of this section, self-testing involves submitting a CDash submission to CDash.


=== Configuring the testing ===
=== Configuring the testing ===

Revision as of 17:09, 6 February 2009

CDash integrates a self-testing framework based on Simple Test. The self testing code is located in the CDash/testing directory.

Submitting a CDash Dashboard to the CDash dashboard

Don't worry, it's not a mistake in the title of this section, self-testing involves submitting a CDash submission to CDash.

Configuring the testing

Here are the steps on how to configure the testing:

  • Edit CDash/cdash/config.php and change the $CDASH_DB_NAME to be 'cdash4simpletest'.

Because the testing of CDash creates and drops the database you need to make sure this database is not being use for any other purposes than self testing. Also, make sure that the $CDASH_DB_LOGIN has enough privileges to create/drop databases on your SQL server.

  • Edit the CDash/testing/config.test.php
    • urlwebsite is the URL to access your current CDash. Since simpletest emulates a web browser you need to make sure that the urlwebsite is accessible locally.
    • outputdirectory is a directory where the testing output can be stored on the system. Make sure that the current user can write to that directory
    • type is the type of submission for CDash: Nightly, Continuous or Experimental
    • site is the name of the site submitting to CDash
    • buildname is name of the build
    • cdash is the URL to the current dashboard. Note that the project should be named CDash, i.e. http://www.cdash.org/CDash/submit.php?project=CDash
    • svnroot is path to your testing installation of CDash. The self testing does a svn update to check what file have changed.

Starting the testing

Then launch the test by doing

 cd CDash/testing
 php5 alltests.php