Posted by Grig Gheorghiu on 2007-02-02 at 17:36.
Never heard of DART, but I used something called STAF/STAX in the past, and I had to struggle with tests defined in XML syntax. That's why I shuddered when I saw this on the DART page: "Dart has several powerful features. These include: * Client/Server model for testing and reporting * Separation of data from presentation using XML and XSLT" XML and XSLT...that way lies madness. Grig
Posted by Kumar McMillan on 2007-02-05 at 10:45.
I haven't used DART either but I can say that a coder on my team was able to implement all the custom logic needed to port our home-grown, legacy "buildbot" to the real buildbot by creating a custom fileIsImportant callable. In other words, buildbot seems very flexible to use. It was perfect as a continuous integration tool for our multiple test suites/projects shared in a single subversion repository but looks like it can accomodate many other scenarios too.
Posted by Titus Brown on 2007-02-05 at 11:11.
Will Schroeder of Kitware pointed me towards DART2, <a href="http://www.na-mic.org/Wiki/index.php/Dart2Summary">http://www .na-mic.org/Wiki/index.php/Dart2Summary</a> and the DART manual is apparently available here: <a href="http://svn.na- mic.org:8000/svn/Dart/trunk/Documentation/Manual/Dart.pdf">http://svn .na-mic.org:8000/svn/Dart/trunk/Documentation/Manual/Dart.pdf</a> Kumar, thanks for your comment! Like Grig, I dislike XML on principle and I do appreciate the extensibility of Python software in general -- I had a similar experience with nose.