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Re: Mauve wishlist

On Fri, Mar 17, 2006 at 01:06:32PM -0800, David Daney wrote:
> Thomas Fitzsimmons wrote:
> >Hi,
> >
> >Anthony Balkissoon has expressed interest in improving Mauve so we'd
> >like to know what would be the best things to work on.
> >
> >Here are two items on my list:
> >
> >- A web reporting facility that generates JAPI-style bar graphs.
> >Ideally the graphs would represent a code-coverage analysis but I have
> >no idea how feasible that is using free tools.
> >
> >- A framework for testing VM invocations and the tools' command-line
> >interfaces -- in other words, a framework that can exec commands.  This
> >may be best done as an independent module, separate from Mauve.
> >
> >There is also lots of room for improvement in how Mauve tests are
> >selected and run.  I'm hoping someone who better understands Mauve's
> >design will elaborate.
> >
> I would like to see a way to partition the different tests.  Sometimes 
> mauve will not build for gcj (and probably other compilers as well) 
> because just a single file has some problem.  It would be nice to still 
> be able to run the majority of the tests in this situation.

That is what batch_run can do today.


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