[py-dev] tox, a new generic virtualenv/test management tool

holger krekel holger at merlinux.eu
Mon Jul 12 15:39:11 CEST 2010

note: it might be that there are crucial issues with tox-0.5 
on OSX - Michael reported one which i am investigating. 
It could break your environment so please use things 
with care on OSX for now. 


On Mon, Jul 12, 2010 at 13:31 +0200, holger krekel wrote:
> I have been talking about it with various people lately and
> am now happy announce the first release of "tox".
> tox aims to automate tedious Python related test activities driven
> from a simple ``tox.ini`` file, including:
> * creation and management of virtualenv environments
> * installing your Python package into each of them
> * run your test tool of choice (nose, py.test, unittests, you name it) 
> * testing packages against each other without needing to upload to PyPI
> tox runs well on Python2.4 up until Python3.1 and integrates
> well with Continous Integration servers like Hudson. There are many
> real-life examples and a fair amount of docs.  Read up on
>     http://codespeak.net/tox
> and please report any issues.  This is a fresh project and
> i'd like to drive further improvements from real world needs
> and feedback.
> thanks & cheers,
> holger krekel
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