GSoC Idea: Working on modernizing the tests of ATF

dpl tuchalia at
Sat Mar 15 16:32:42 UTC 2014

I'm posting here in case some student sees this and want to create a
proposal for this.
I'm not finally going to write a proposal for this project. So, please, go
ahead. :)

2014-03-13 3:01 GMT+01:00 Julio Merino <jmmv at>:

> On Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 7:10 AM, tuchalia <tuchalia at> wrote:
> > Hi there,
> >
> > I'm a student willing to do this work.
> > I'm currently interested in a few projects, and I really like this one as
> > well.
> >
> > Where should I start looking to write a strong proposal?
> Hello,
> You should start by looking at the information in the TestSuite wiki
> page. Try to get familiar with the examples referenced from there:
> look for the code, read it, try to do some edits, etc.
> Then you can also dive into the code in tools/regression/ and
> tools/test/ to see what would need to be migrated. Here, you can use
> the prove(1) tool to run the tests that end in .t, so you could give
> that a try and see how that works as well.
> And, lastly, you can also look at the NetBSD source tree under the
> src/tests/ directory[1] or at Garret's GitHub repository[2]. There are
> many test programs there that can be easily made to run on FreeBSD.
> Getting one of those, hooking it into the build and preparing a patch
> for that would be a nice exercise.
> Hope this helps.
> 1:
> 2:


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