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Re: [PATCH] {master} automake: new option 'serial-tests'

From: Stefano Lattarini
Subject: Re: [PATCH] {master} automake: new option 'serial-tests'
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2012 13:04:23 +0100

On 02/20/2012 06:42 PM, Stefano Lattarini wrote:
> Currently, automake offers a 'parallel-tests' option to enable the
> use of the parallel testsuite harness in the generated Makefiles,
> but no option to explicitly state the intention of using the older
> serial testsuite driver (which is currently the default).
> This makes the parallel test harness seems like a second-class
> citizen (while actually it should be the other way around); more
> importantly, it will prevent us from making the parallel harness
> be the default one in future automake versions, since the users
> of the serial harness would then have no way to instruct automake
> to continue using it.
> We solve all of this by introducing a new 'serial-tests' option.
> * lib/Automake/ (_process_option_list): Recognize the
> new option, and related minor refactoring.
> * tests/serial-tests.test: New test.
> * tests/ Add it.
> * doc/automake.texi: Update.
> * NEWS: Likewise.
Pushed now.


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