[New-bugs-announce] [issue11732] Skip decorator for tests requiring manual intervention on Windows

Brian Curtin report at bugs.python.org
Thu Mar 31 22:53:31 CEST 2011

New submission from Brian Curtin <brian at python.org>:

Attached is a patch which adds skip_unless_unattended, which ideally would be used with at least test_faulthandler when running on Windows.

Running the tests on a Windows desktop results in the user having to click through Windows Error Reporting dialogs in order to continue. Build slaves disable or handle WER dialogs in order to continue running without manual intervention. The patch looks in the common registry keys [0,1] to see the status of WER and skips tests when it finds that WER is enabled and would require user intervention.

We may want to additionally hook this up to a regrtest command line parameter to override the registry setting.

Maybe there's a better name for the decorator - I'm not stuck with what I suggested. I consider build slaves as running in "unattended" mode as opposed to a human kicking off the tests.

[0] http://www.spyany.com/program/registry-disable-error-reporting.htm
[1] http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb513638(v=vs.85).aspx

assignee: brian.curtin
components: Tests, Windows
files: unattended_decorator.diff
keywords: patch
messages: 132699
nosy: brian.curtin
priority: normal
severity: normal
stage: patch review
status: open
title: Skip decorator for tests requiring manual intervention on Windows
type: behavior
versions: Python 3.3
Added file: http://bugs.python.org/file21493/unattended_decorator.diff

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