[Monetdb-developers] Tests for XQuery admin GUI (-functionality)

Stefan Manegold Stefan.Manegold at cwi.nl
Wed Jul 2 20:33:53 CEST 2008


Jennie,

with the conference trip, vacation and deadline belonging to the past,
would you have time to have a look at potential (non-interactive) tests that
test the MonetDB/XQuery + XRPC functionality as required by the
administrative GUI?

Stefan

On Thu, Jun 19, 2008 at 09:25:30AM +0200, Stefan Manegold wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 19, 2008 at 08:11:21AM +0200, Ying Zhang wrote:
> > Hi Stefan,
> > 
> > There are no tests yet for the functionalities of the admin GUI and I  
> > agree that there is an urgent need to add them.
> > One that can be easily done is adding tests containing XQuery queries  
> > that call the admin functions over XRPC.  This way, it is slightly  
> > easier to know in which part the problem is, if things go wrong.
> > 
> > Another possibility might be to add a small (C) program that sends the  
> > same request messages as what the admin interface does, and check if  
> > the response messages are as expected.
> > 
> > The reason that we still don't have tests for the admin GUI is that I  
> > really don't know how to mimic/trigger the 'click' actions in  
> > (different) web browsers and check if the results are expected.  So,  
> > if anyone has an idea how to test the admin GUI on different OS-s, on  
> > different (versions of) web browsers, I would love to know.
> 
> I could not think of s simple way to simulate web browser clicks,
> either (well, there are tools that, e.g., record and replay interactive
> sessions, but they do no easily fit into our testing environment),
> but since each click results in a request sent to the server via XRPC,
> using scripts and/or (C-) programs that send all relevant/used requests to
> a server via XRPC and test the correctness of the result (by simply dumping
> it to stdout or into a file and have Mtest/Mdiff check it as usually), would
> indeed be a good starting point, and possibly even "sufficient" for the time
> being.
> 
> 
> > > OPEN:
> > >
> > > [ 1899258 ] PF: Error message with Administrative Console
> > > https://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=1899258&group_id=56967&atid=482468
> > 
> > The problem is caused by a bug in libxml2 version 2.6.31.  Since a new  
> > version of libxml2 has been released, this problem is solved (tested  
> > by the demo).  I think we can close this bug.  What would be a proper  
> > resolution for this bug, fixed/invalid/out-of-date?
> 
> out-of-date seems reasonable to me.
> 
> Stefan
> 
> > 
> > Regards,
> > 
> > Jennie
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > > [ 1989573 ] no collections in db while collections do exist
> > > https://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=1989573&group_id=56967&atid=482468
> > >
> > > [ 1990815 ] backup creates 8.5GB data from 78MB database
> > > https://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=1990815&group_id=56967&atid=482468
> > >
> > >
> > > Stefan
> > >
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