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Re: Automate Emacs UI testing?

From: joakim
Subject: Re: Automate Emacs UI testing?
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2015 12:43:49 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Mathieu Lirzin <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi,
> address@hidden writes:
>> This is the testing scenario I have worked on.
>> - Isolate an Emacs build and environment in a Docker container
>>   environment. This works well, but it's a little bit tricky getting the
>>   containerized Emacs to access the host screen. It is a nice strategy,
>>   because you can easily simulate a number of gnu/linux distributions. I
>>   used this strategy for my xwidget branch.
> I don't think this is the right way to “easily” simulate different
> GNU/linux distributions, because IIUC having one Docker container for
> each distro implies maintaining them individually.
> But since GNU/linux distributions differ only by having different
> combinaisons of packages or versions, So it is more lightweight and
> maintainable to use a package manager like GNU Guix which handles the
> installation of multiple versions of the same package and provides tools
> to create isolated environments for each combinaison:
>   https://www.gnu.org/software/guix/manual/guix.html#Invoking-guix-environment

Sure, but in my case I wanted to explicitly test different
distributions, and also that the distribution packaging worked. I wanted
this for my xwidget branch. I'm not saying Docker is the correct
solution in all scenarios.

> --
> Mathieu Lirzin

Joakim Verona

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