[Python-Dev] [Python-3000] 2.6.1 and 3.0

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at xemacs.org
Wed Nov 19 02:55:32 CET 2008

"Martin v. Löwis" writes:

 > While I'm happy that Barry has automated his part to a high degree,
 > my part is, unfortunately, much less automated. I could personally
 > automate the build process a bit more, but part of it is also testing
 > of the installers, which is manual.

Maybe you could delegate a lot of the testing to competent volunteers?
That would be probably 2 times as much work the first couple of times,
(you'd need to formalize your "script" for testing[1] and then
check that the volunteers are understanding it correctly, etc) but if
they are reliable you could turn that around a lot faster in the future.

[1]  Doesn't Windows have a way to send synthetic GUI events to a
program?  There ought to be a way to really script that, as the Python
installer process presumbly doesn't change much from release to release.

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