Unit Testing

XOS supports automated unit tests using the nose2 unit testing framework.

Setting up a unit testing environment

To run unit tests, an environment needs to be setup with the appropriate python libraries used by the unit testing framework and by the XOS libraries that are being tested. One way to accomplish this is to setup a virtual-env. You will also need to copy Chameleon from component/chameleon to containers/xos/tmp.chameleon. Here is a set of commands that may prove useful:

brew install graphviz
pip install --install-option="--include-path=/usr/local/include/" --install-option="--library-path=/usr/local/lib/" pygraphviz
source scripts/setup_venv.sh
pip install nose2 mock
cp -R ../../component/chameleon containers/xos/tmp.chameleon

Running unit tests

To run unit tests, go to the root of the xos repository and run the following:

nose2 --verbose --exclude-ignored-files

Writing new unit tests

New test filename should start with the string test. For example, test_mymodule.py. If named properly, then nose2 will automatically pick them up.

Ignoring unwanted unit tests

Some tests are still being migrated to the unit testing framework and/or require features that may not be present in the virtual-env. Placing the string # TEST_FRAMEWORK: IGNORE anywhere in a python file will prevent it from being executed automatically by the test framework.

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