[openstack-dev] [qa] Tracking development of scenario tests

David Kranz dkranz at redhat.com
Thu Nov 14 02:31:23 UTC 2013

On 11/13/2013 07:35 PM, Christopher Yeoh wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 14, 2013 at 9:54 AM, David Kranz <dkranz at redhat.com 
> <mailto:dkranz at redhat.com>> wrote:
>     It was clear at the summit that there is a pressing need for more
>     scenario tests. A number of folks have volunteered to participate
>     so we need a way to track progress and avoid duplication. We have
>     not had great satisfaction using either bugs or blueprints, so
>     Sean and I are proposing a more "self-service" approach and process:
>     1. Developer checks in the zeroth version of a scenario test as
>     work in progress. It contains a description of the test, and    
>     possibly work items.  This will "claim" the area of the proposed
>     scenario to avoid duplication and allow others to comment through
>     gerrit.
> I don't know how well it maps for scenario testing, but I think the 
> spreadsheet approach for the API tests has worked pretty well. Makes 
> the breakdown of large chunks of work more manageable
> Chris
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Yeah, I thought about that. It works well when the spec is a collection 
of independent one-liners like it is for apis but scenarios are more 
involved. I also like the idea of putting the spec together with the 
code and the commenting utility of gerrit. We thought it was worth a try.

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