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Re: Autotools GSoC ideas

From: Robert Collins
Subject: Re: Autotools GSoC ideas
Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2011 14:57:44 +1300

On Tue, Mar 8, 2011 at 1:10 AM, Ralf Wildenhues <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hello,
> I'll throw a couple of suggestions for Autotools out there:
> 1) Interfacing with the Test Anything Protocol (TAP) (or maybe another
> test protocol?).  Automake-generated Makefiles could be consumers of the
> protocol for third-party testsuites.  Automake-generated simple
> testsuites (TESTS) and Autoconf-generated Autotest testsuites could be
> producers.
> This project would entail both investigating the possible advantages
> of either step, prototyping an implementation, and getting it ready
> to merge into the code.  Each step on its own would already be useful
> on its own, and small enough to be completed within the given time
> frame.

I've mentioned subunit before - its similar to TAP but slightly more
structured and capable of handling binary attachments and so on.


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