[Israel.pm] New Release of Test-Run - 0.0115

Shlomi Fish shlomif at iglu.org.il
Fri Apr 4 11:29:54 PDT 2008

Hi all!

A new release - 0.0115 - of Test-Run ( 
http://web-cpan.berlios.de/modules/Test-Run/ ) a modular and improved harness 
for automated test scripts based the Test Anything Protocol ( 
http://testanything.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page ) has been released to the 
CPAN today.

The highlights of this release are:

* The core Test-Run core code was fully re-written as a BSD-style licence (the 
MIT X11 Licence). Some perl5-style (GPL+Artistic) code remains as old (and 
possibly out-of-date) documentation and in the test harness, and is 
explicitly marked as such in the POD.

* Due to this licence-induced rewrite and due to other unrelated work, there 
has been a lot of refactoring and factoring out of the code of Test-Run and 
its quality has been improved.

* The Test::Run::Plugin::TrimDisplayedFilenames plugin was added:


It allows to customise the displayed parts of test files with excessively long 
paths. It offers only a very basic functionality so far, but that has proved 
adequate to the author.

* Added full POD coverage to the modules' POD documentation.

* Some of the internal API compatibility was broken.


Test::Run is still constantly evolving and is not guaranteed to remain 
entirely backwards-compatible, especially not with the plugins' API. 
Documentation may be lacking, but you can always look at the code or the test 
suite for help.

Test::Run is written in perl 5, and makes use of TAP::Parser and other CPAN 
technologies. It has been derived from Test::Harness-2.x, but is not 
compatible with it.

To learn more about Test-Run and experiment with it, see its homepage, and 
follow the links there:



	Shlomi Fish

Shlomi Fish      shlomif at iglu.org.il
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