[TIP] pytest news: plugins, pycon, release-separation

Kumar McMillan kumar.mcmillan at gmail.com
Sun Feb 22 19:35:06 PST 2009

On Sat, Feb 21, 2009 at 5:09 AM, holger krekel <holger at merlinux.eu> wrote:
> Hi folks,
> some good news.  as those glimpsing at pytest svn-commits know
> i am heavily working on a new plugin architecture.  I am
> really happy about it as those also following me on my
> brand-new twitter account (hpk42) might guess.

Hi Holger.
This is great news!  At the last PyCon Jason, Titus, Brian and I were
talking about how it would be cool if nose and py.test could share the
same plugin interface -- that way, in theory, all current nose plugins
(http://nose-plugins.jottit.com/) would work in py.test and visa

I took a look a quick look at your code but I couldn't find the core
plugin code.  Do you plan to make a nose-compatible interface?  The
nose interface is documented here:

> * new plugins for managing setup/teardown of application state,
>  using a turns-out-to-work-great new mechanism
>  which i guess nosetests might imitate at some point :)

well, it has piqued my interest :)  There are a lot of problems with
unittest setup / teardown, especially when running tests in parallel.
Where do I look to see the new mechanism?


> Regarding the next release i consider doing the following:
> * open two google-code projects "pytest" and "pylib"
>  with their svn repos remaining at codespeak (where
>  many projects share one respository - i prefer that)
> * move current py/test/ to its own "pytest/" root project
>  and depend on the py lib for install.
> * aim to do two alpha releases,
>  pytest-1.0 alpha and py lib 1.0 alpha (containing the rest)
> What do you think?  I am unfamiliar with commoditized
> code hosting and consider using google code.  I'd probably
> like to also have an issue tracker for pytest.  Any
> comments/recommendations?  Would someone be up
> for co-admining such a project?
> Meanwhile i am finishing up the pytestplugins branch
> for merge to trunk, stay tuned :)
> cheers & have fun,
> hope to meet some of you at Pycon,
> holger
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