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Re: [rdo-list] Tempest Packaging in RDO

On 31/08/16 19:59, Alan Pevec wrote:
On Tue, Aug 30, 2016 at 11:45 PM, Steve Baker <sbaker redhat com> wrote:
We've discussed this multiple times and each time the consensus has been to
leave the tests in-tree. Developers really like the convenience in including
a functional/integration test in the same commit as a bug or feature. This
means there are currently no plans to create a new repo for heat tempest
But how will you handle in-tree Tempest plugin in stable branches?
Tempest is branchless and other in-tree plugins have been doing ugly
things like checking out specific Tempest commit which is not
packageable :(


We're doing the following, which I think will mitigate branchless concerns for now:

- minimal dependency on tempest imports, only tempest.config and tempest.test_discover.plugins

- self contained config in the [heat_plugin] namespace

- config options like skip_functional_test_list and skip_scenario_test_list so that latest tests can run against an old API which lacks the required features for all tests

I realize keeping tests in-tree is a hassle for downstream packaging, at least for now I'm in favor of keeping them in-tree but I will raise packaging concerns when we discuss this again.


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