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From Kay Schenk <>
Subject Re: Google Test migration - the conclusion
Date Sun, 11 Oct 2015 17:55:35 GMT

On 10/11/2015 01:45 AM, Damjan Jovanovic wrote:
> Hi
> So I've migrated the vast majority of cppunit unit tests to Google
> Test, and completely removed cppunit from our tree (no
> --with-system-cppunit option to configure, no dmake makefile, no
> gbuild script, nothing). There is a few last remaining tests using
> cppunit or otherwise problematic, but they're extremely difficult to
> fix:
> 1. main/configmgr/qa/unit
> Moved to Google Test, but all tests fail on *nix, and it doesn't even
> want to start running on Windows. It seems to have been broken long
> ago, and someone more familiar with UNO should fix it. Doesn't run
> during the build.
> 2. main/sal/qa/rtl_strings
> Doesn't compile, curly braces don't match, and I don't see the value
> of wasting more time to port what is like the 4th set of string tests.
> Doesn't run during the build.
> 3. main/sal/qa/osl/security
> Moved to Google Test, but doesn't compile as it needs the ancient
> getForwardString() API from the obsolete testshl2 module. Doesn't run
> during the build.
> 4. main/smoketestoo_native
> Missing test/officeconnection.hxx from ages ago. Not clear whether we
> still use the smoke test: on
> there's a TODO "Convert
> smoketestdoc & smoketestoo_native to JUnit 4 test cases" that's
> crossed out with "Done!" appended. I emailed liuzhe (Zhe Liu) who did
> that to ask what the status of smoketest is, but received no reply.
> Does anybody know?
> 5. main/tools/qa
> Won't link on Windows. Doesn't run during the build.
> 6. main/unoxml/test
> Missing static libraries it depends on. Not integrated into gbuild
> like the rest of the module. Doesn't run during the build.
> 7. main/writerfilter/qa/cppunittests
> These tests don't even remotely compile, the entire odiapi seems to be
> missing, QName is not a type any more. Looks like extremely old code.
> Doesn't run during the build.
> 8. main/xmlsecurity/qa/certext
> Missing test/officeconnection.hxx from ages ago, and needs
> neon/ne_ssl.h from, an LGPL licensed
> library. Doesn't run during the build.
> Since AOO builds I am happy to leave it at this, it would take weeks
> to fix every last one of those tests and there's way more important
> development to do.

Thanks for your efforts in all this -- long overdo. From the list
above, you are referring ONLY to the running of the Google tests I
take it as your remark "AOO builds". I think item #8 would be our
highest priority at the moment.

> Should I also commit some patches to the above issues that don't
> completely fix the problems, but get them closer to working? For
> example some I've ported to cppunit, but compiling or linking breaks
> for other reasons; would it be ok if I commit that kind of change?

Can you elaborate? IMO, nothing should be committed that breaks
builds, especially as we are gearing up for 4.1.2.  It would be
difficult to test potential late additions to 4.1.2 if we have
broken builds on our main branch.

> The following is now necessary for our unit tests:
> * Hook up as many unit tests as possible into the build (not many currently are)
> * Audit the use of OOO_SUBSEQUENT_CHECKS and remove it where it isn't necessary
> Regards
> Damjan


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