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Wikimania presentation about testing MediaWiki and its extensions using the MediaWiki Testing Environment

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    Media Wiki Testing Environment Media Wiki Testing Environment Presentation Transcript

    • MediaWiki testing A framework
    • Why test?
      • Many developers develop MediaWiki functionality
      • MediaWiki is a moving target
      • It is used in many configurations, environments
      • Developers are human too
    • Philosophy methodology
        This framework was developed to support the hosting of MediaWiki
      • How do you know what extension works in what configuration
      • How do you know that you can upgrade a Wiki
      • Ensure repeatability
    • Installer
      • Most time was wasted setting up a test environment
      • The installation of extensions is not a standard job, it takes research and it takes a lot of time
      • There are many tools that test, our initial aim is to make it easy to use them
    • Installer II
      • We typically install from a code repository system (WMF Subversion)
      • Installs a named revision or tag
      • Extensions install properly when they comply to conventions
      • Many extensions need installation scripts
      • We support the installation of “environments”
        • Abstract environment creation by using configuration files
    • Benefits
      • Install a MediaWiki environment in 5 minutes
      • Install twenty environments in 10 minutes
      • Duplicate environments
      • Concentrate attention of environments in stead of n-to-n extension testing
      • The installer can be used for production environments
        • A more standardised, and tested environment
        • With LocalisationUpdate a superior experience
    • Progress report
      • A company claims the exclusive right to the software and intends to retract the license to the software (MIT license)
      • Legal threats by the company prove to be bluster but
        • Potential partners require from us legal clarification
      • We will go to court to
        • Clear copyright and licensing issues
        • Allow for the adoption and the continued development of the “MediaWiki Testing Environment”
    • Demo
      • We did a demo …
      • Blog: methodically testing MediaWiki