dc11 - 1.0


Stefano Zacchiroli
Tom Marble
Day DebConf Day 2 (2011-07-26)
Room Auditorium
Start time 17:00
Duration 00:45
ID 764
Event type bof
Language en

Test Driven Development in Debian BoF

autopkgtest and the status of DEP-8

DEP-8 is a DEP (Debian Enhancement Proposal) attempting to standardize, clean up, and put in production the "autopkgtest" framework developer by Ian Jackson. Using autopkgtest maintainers can enrich their packages which "as installed" tests, that is tests that will be run in an environment in which the package has been installed, providing a more powerful and more near to the user testing framework to ensure a package is working properly.

In this BoF we will briefly present the state of DEP-8 and of the underlying framework. Then we will discuss among participants the details of the specification and what can/should be improved before recommending it for widespread archive usage.

If you are interested in Debian Quality Assurance, Test Driven Development and how to apply it in Debian, this BoF is for you! ... but beware, volunteer recruiting will be the underline tune of this BoF!