[Chicago] [ChiPy-announce] talk 11/11

Brian Curtin brian.curtin at gmail.com
Thu Oct 28 03:36:50 CEST 2010

On Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 19:46, Kumar McMillan <kumar.mcmillan at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 3:41 PM, Carl Karsten <carl at personnelware.com>
> wrote:
> > Hello ChiPy!
> >
> > Who wants to entertain the group with their python know how on Nov 11?
> moving to the discussion list! ;)
> I could perhaps be persuaded to give an introduction and demo to tox:
> http://codespeak.net/tox/
> It's a great new open source tool that helps you support all versions
> of python with your existing automated tests.  It's not a test runner,
> it's a super test runner runner!  Or something.  There is no easy way
> to describe it which is why the front page of the website is sort of
> confusing, IMO.
> We use tox on the Nose project to make sure each code change doesn't
> break the tests in Python 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 3.0 or Jython.  Not
> everybody targets so many environments but if you want to maintain a
> widely used module then you probably will want to use tox someday.
> Here's our Hudson matrix setup w/ tox:
> http://hudson.testrun.org/job/nose-unstable/ (we just set this up
> recently which is why most builds were broken in one or two envs)
> I can also spend some time going over how we are currently maintaining
> a test suite that runs in both 2.x and 3.x simultaneously.  Is there
> any interest in all this?
> -Kumar

I've heard a little about tox and it sounds pretty cool. I'd love to see a
talk/demo, especially on the dual 2.x/3.x stuff.
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