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Re: Automate Emacs UI testing?

From: Ashton Kemerling
Subject: Re: Automate Emacs UI testing?
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2015 12:01:13 -0600
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.5 (darwin)

John Wiegley <address@hidden> writes:

>>>>>> Óscar Fuentes <address@hidden> writes:
>> As Emacs has no strong test suite (automatic testing of UI is hard, so no
>> cure for this on sight) neither has many resources for steady manual testing
>> and bug-fixing, I'm afraid that switching to the cadence model would
>> deteriorate the quality of releases.
> Web developers have some pretty awesome tools for driving a UI and observing
> the resulting behavior. I wonder what it would take to have a framework like
> that for Emacs...
> John

And said tools are pretty notorious for their unreliability and
slowness. I've never heard of a web shop using them as anything more
than a "we literally can't isolate this bug any other way" scenario


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