[tex-live] General test suite for TeX-Live

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Sun Jun 19 11:06:35 CEST 2016

2016-06-19 10:39 GMT+02:00 Uwe Ziegenhagen <ziegenhagen at gmail.com>:
> I have a few ideas, let me get back to You later today
I will also be interested.

Zdeněk Wagner

> Von meinem iPhone gesendet
> Am 19.06.2016 um 10:17 schrieb Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at>:
>>> It is certainly impossible to create a complete test suite that would
>>> catch any problem one could run into.
>>> But that doesn't mean (and shouldn't be an excuse) that a group of
>>> volunteers couldn't come up with a "small" test suite to cover at
>> For me the "one big test file" was anyway never of interest.
>> Of course we cannot check all code path in a sty file in an automated
>> way - this must be left for the author.
>> What I want is
>> * automated testing of simple load functionality
>> * provide infrastructure (via l3build and maybe some extra infos)
>>  for package authros to provide more complete tests that can
>>  be part of an automated testing environment for TL
>>> I would imagine that such a test suite should be able to raise an
>>> alarm during the latest magyar.ldf update (even though I still argue
>> Yes, typical case which a simple load test would exhibit.
>> Same with many other case. Eg the recent shellesc which should have
>> been loadable by plain tex, but wasn't. These things are
>> testable in an automated way. We only need to start providing
>> a easy to use infra and start writing a few tests.
>> ... *only* ...
>> Norbert
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