c-c external tests (like External dependent tests in gecko and gaia)

Kent James kent at caspia.com
Wed Aug 13 19:00:56 UTC 2014

I've often wondered if it would not make sense to have testing available 
to external accounts within comm-central, as is discussed below in 
planning for Cloud Services. We could have test accounts on various 
email providers, and do automatic testing of a test suite against real 
email servers. That's how I do my testing on ExQuilla using xpcshell tests.

This must have been discussed at some point in the past, and rejected. 
Does anyone now the history of this?


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Subject: External dependent tests in gecko and gaia
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 09:21:30 -0700
From: Edwin Wong <edwong at mozilla.com>
To: dev-platform at lists.mozilla.org
CC: dev-fxacct at mozilla.org
Newsgroups: mozilla.dev.platform

Hi dev-platform,

TL;DR - Cloud Services and Quality Engineering would like to propose the 
creation of a directory named “external" in gecko and gaia repos for 
externally dependent tests.

This enables features married to Cloud Services such as Loop, 
FindMyDevice, FirefoxAccounts, and Sync to have centralized tests that 
can be run locally or on other continuous integration systems. These 
tests would live in this "external” directory along side existing tests 
(so they live together). These will be run and sheriffed independently 
from the main tests.  Reviews would be governed by modules and feature 

More detail:

Edwin Wong
Cloud Services QE Manager

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