[Python-Dev] Automated testing of patches from bugs.python.org

Kushal Das kushaldas at gmail.com
Tue May 19 17:02:51 CEST 2015


With the help of CentOS project I am happy to announce an automated
system [1] to test patches from bugs.python.org. This can be fully automated
to test the patches whenever someone uploads a patch in the roundup, but
for now it accepts IRC commands on #python-dev channel. I worked on a
docker based prototype during sprints in PyCon.

How to use it?

1. Join #python-dev on irc.freenode.net.
2. Ask for test privilege  from any one of kushal,Taggnostr,bitdancer
3. They will issue a simple command. #add: YOUR_NICK_NAME
4. You can then test by issuing the following command in the channel:
    #test: BUGNUMBER
    like #test: 21271

This will do the following:
Start a new job on ci.centos.org, announce it on the channel, and
announce the result also.

I will be working on a minimal lint for patches, and include it
the workflow.

The current steps can be found at [2]. Each build is happening on a
fresh system.


1. It excepts one single patch to contain all the required changes
(instead of a series of patches).
2. It runs only on x86_64 architecture, CentOS7 based systems.

[1] https://ci.centos.org/job/cPython-build-patch/
[2] https://github.com/kushaldas/pypatcher/blob/master/pypatcher.sh

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