[Bioperl-l] Test coverage for BioPerl now available

Chris Fields cjfields at illinois.edu
Wed Oct 1 12:54:20 UTC 2008

On Sep 30, 2008, at 4:56 PM, Mauricio Herrera Cuadra wrote:

> Hi all,
> Daily-updated test coverage reports are now available for those  
> BioPerl packages which make use of the Build.PL mechanism (except  
> bioperl-db):
> http://bioperl.org/test-coverage/bioperl-live/
> http://bioperl.org/test-coverage/bioperl-network/
> http://bioperl.org/test-coverage/bioperl-run/
> These reports will help us to know the current 'quality' of the code  
> in SVN for most of the BioPerl modules. This idea was started by  
> Nathan Haigh and Sendu a long time ago and it was my fault to not  
> implement on time the necessary script to run the process on a daily  
> basis, so apologies for that.
> There are still a few things to be done in order to have this  
> working as it should:
> - Nathan, current Devel::Cover module from CPAN doesn't include the  
> JS modifications to make table columns sortable. Do you know what  
> happened to the code you contributed to the author for that?
> - Reports could be generated for the rest of the BioPerl packages as  
> soon as they're migrated to the Build.PL infrastructure. Anyone up  
> for that?

Beyond bioperl-db (which Jason mentioned a solution for) and bioperl- 
pedigree which other distributions would we be talking about?  I think  
bioperl-ext would be too problematic under the current build scheme.

> - bioperl-db tests require BioSQL to be setup in the webserver  
> machine, and the same goes for bioperl-run's tests with ALL of its  
> dependencies. The bioperl.org site is co-hosted with all of the  
> other OBF projects and that machine also takes care of other things  
> (mailing lists, etc), so I would like your feedback on possible  
> workarounds to not overload the server if we want to setup such test  
> reports.

I think Jason answered that one.

> Thanks & regards,
> Mauricio.

Fantastic work Mauricio, thanks for taking the time to do this!


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