[lsb-discuss] Test Suite coverage

Mike Hearn mike at theoretic.com
Sun Mar 2 04:49:24 PST 2003

Well not so much for test suites, but developer documentation along the
lines of "How to make portable binaries" is very much necessary. At some
point I'm intending to write some tutorials etc pulling together
information from the LSB, the new packaging group etc teaching people
how to make sane binaries - the current website is very much a standards
body site.

I suppose at the same time other things like test suites could be
documented. I'm not going to start doing that though until all the
infrastructure is in place to actually let you make dynamic portable
binaries, so if somebody else wants to start before me, please go right

On Sat, 2003-03-01 at 16:37, Stew Benedict wrote:
> I know there are efforts on a number of fronts to expand the test suite
> coverage.  I was thinking a little last night about the LSB, in terms of
> publicity and support from the community.  I think quite a few folks know
> about LSB, and have some degree of awareness of why it's important, but I
> think to some degree, standards and test suites aren't really exciting
> stuff to people.  Is there something we could do to open the process up to
> the community and make it appealing to folks to contribute?  Some way to
> present the standard, with a HOWTO on how one might take a bit of the
> standard and develop a test for conformance?  If we could do this, and
> somehow make it interesting/appealing, with some kind of community
> acknowledgement of contributions to the effort, perhaps we could leverage
> the skills of the folks out there in the community to further develop the
> test suites.
> Just a thought.
> Stew Benedict

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