[Martin asks whether Irmen wants to be a tracker admin on SF]
[Irmen de Jong]
That sounds very convenient, thanks. Does the status of 'python project member' come with certain expectations that must be complied with ? ;-)
If you're using Python, you're already required to comply with all of Guido's demands, this would just make it more official. Kinda like the difference in sanctifying cohabitation with a marriage ceremony
OK, really, the minimum required of Python project members is that they pay some attention to Python-Dev.
2- As shadow passwords can only be retrieved when you are root, is a unit test module even useful?
Probably not. Alternatively, introduce a "root" resource, and make that test depend on the presence of the root resource.
I'm not sure what this "resource" is actually. I have seen them pass on my screen when executing the regression tests (resource "network" is not enabled, etc) but never paid much attention to them. Are they used to select optional parts of the test suite that can only be run in certain conditions?
That's right, where "the condition" is precisely that you tell regrtest.py to enable a (one or more) named resource. There's no intelligence involved. "Resource names" are arbitrary, and can be passed to regrtest.py's -u argument. See regrtest's docstring for details. For example, to run the tests that require the network resource, pass "-u network". Then it will run network tests, and regardless of whether a network is actually available. Passing "-u all" makes it try to run all tests.