• Testing NetBSD: Easy Does It

    Antti Kantee has been, for a while, writing unit/integration tests for the puffs and rump systems (for which he is the author) shipped with NetBSD. Recently, he has been working on fixing the NetBSD test suite to report 0 failures in the i386 platform so as to encourage developers to keep it that way while doing changes to the tree. The goal is to require developers to run the tests themselves before submitting code.Antti has just published an introductory article, titled Testing NetBSD: Easy Does It, that describes what ATF and Anita are, how to use them and how they can help in NetBSD development and deployment. Nice work! [Continue reading]

  • ATF 0.9 released (late announcement)

    Oops! Looks like I forgot to announce the release of ATF 0.9 here a couple of weeks ago. Just a short notice that the formal release has been available since June 3rd and that 0.9 has been in NetBSD since June 4th!You can also enjoy a shiny-new web site! It even includes a FAQ!And, as a side note: I have added a test target to the NetBSD Makefiles, so now it's possible to just do make test within any subdirectory of src/tests/ and get what you expect. [Continue reading]