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NAME Test::Reporter - sends test results to email@example.com SYNOPSIS use Test::Reporter; my $reporter = Test::Reporter->new(); $reporter->grade('pass'); $reporter->distribution('Mail-Freshmeat-1.20'); $reporter->send() || die $reporter->errstr(); # or my $reporter = Test::Reporter->new(); $reporter->grade('fail'); $reporter->distribution('Mail-Freshmeat-1.20'); $reporter->comments('output of a failed make test goes here...'); $reporter->edit_comments(); # if you want to edit comments in an editor $reporter->send() || die $reporter->errstr(); # or my $reporter = Test::Reporter->new( grade => 'fail', distribution => 'Mail-Freshmeat-1.20', from => 'firstname.lastname@example.org (Whoever Wherever)', comments => 'output of a failed make test goes here...', via => 'CPANPLUS X.Y.Z', ); $reporter->send() || die $reporter->errstr(); DESCRIPTION Test::Reporter reports the test results of any given distribution to the CPAN Testers. Test::Reporter has wide support for various perl5's and platforms. For further information visit the below links: * <http://www.cpantesters.org/> CPAN Testers reports (new site) * <http://cpantest.grango.org/> The new CPAN Testers Wiki (thanks Barbie!) * <http://lists.cpan.org/showlist.cgi?name=cpan-testers> The cpan-testers mailing list Test::Reporter itself--as a project--also has several links for your visiting enjoyment: * <http://code.google.com/p/test-reporter/> Test::Reporter's master project page * <http://groups.google.com/group/test-reporter> Discussion group for Test::Reporter * <http://code.google.com/p/test-reporter/w/list> The Wiki for Test::Reporter * <http://eclipse.resort.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=test-reporter.git> Test::Reporter's public git source code repository. * <http://search.cpan.org/dist/Test-Reporter/> Test::Reporter on CPAN * <http://code.google.com/p/test-reporter/issues/list> UNFORTUNATELY, WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCEPT TICKETS FILED WITH RT. Please file all bug reports and enhancement requests at our Google Code issue tracker. Thank you for your support and understanding. * <http://backpan.cpan.org/authors/id/F/FO/FOX/> * <http://backpan.cpan.org/authors/id/A/AF/AFOXSON/> If you happen to--for some strange reason--be looking for primordial versions of Test::Reporter, you can almost certainly find them at the above 2 links. METHODS * address Optional. Gets or sets the e-mail address that the reports will be sent to. By default, this is set to email@example.com. You shouldn't need this unless the CPAN Tester's change the e-mail address to send report's to. * comments Optional. Gets or sets the comments on the test report. This is most commonly used for distributions that did not pass a 'make test'. * debug Optional. Gets or sets the value that will turn debugging on or off. Debug messages are sent to STDERR. 1 for on, 0 for off. Debugging generates very verbose output and is useful mainly for finding bugs in Test::Reporter itself. * dir Optional. Defaults to the current working directory. This method specifies the directory that write() writes test report files to. * distribution Gets or sets the name of the distribution you're working on, for example Foo-Bar-0.01. There are no restrictions on what can be put here. * edit_comments Optional. Allows one to interactively edit the comments within a text editor. comments() doesn't have to be first specified, but it will work properly if it was. Accepts an optional hash of arguments: * suffix Optional. Allows one to specify the suffix ("extension") of the temp file used by edit_comments. Defaults to '.txt'. * errstr Returns an error message describing why something failed. You must check errstr() on a send() in order to be guaranteed delivery. This is optional if you don't intend to use Test::Reporter to send reports via e-mail, see 'send' below for more information. * from Optional. Gets or sets the e-mail address of the individual submitting the test report, i.e. "firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Foxson)". This is mostly of use to testers running under Windows, since Test::Reporter will usually figure this out automatically. Alternatively, you can use the MAILADDRESS environmental variable to accomplish the same. * grade Gets or sets the success or failure of the distributions's 'make test' result. This must be one of: grade meaning ----- ------- pass all tests passed fail one or more tests failed na distribution will not work on this platform unknown tests did not exist or could not be run * mail_send_args -- DEPRECATED Kept for backwards compatibility. Use "transport_args" instead. Optional. If you have MailTools installed and you want to have it behave in a non-default manner, parameters that you give this method will be passed directly to the constructor of Mail::Mailer. See Mail::Mailer and Mail::Send for details. * message_id Returns an automatically generated Message ID. This Message ID will later be included as an outgoing mail header in the test report e-mail. This was included to conform to local mail policies at perl.org. This method courtesy of Email::MessageID. * mx Optional. Gets or sets the mail exchangers that will be used to send the test reports. If you override the default values make sure you pass in a reference to an array. By default, this contains the MX's known at the time of release for perl.org. If you do not have Mail::Send installed (thus using the Net::SMTP interface) and do have Net::DNS installed it will dynamically retrieve the latest MX's. You really shouldn't need to use this unless the hardcoded MX's have become wrong and you don't have Net::DNS installed. * new This constructor returns a Test::Reporter object. It will optionally accept named parameters for: mx, address, grade, distribution, from, comments, via, timeout, debug, dir, perl_version, transport and transport_args. * perl_version Returns a hashref containing _archname, _osvers, and _myconfig based upon the perl that you are using. Alternatively, you may supply a different perl (path to the binary) as an argument, in which case the supplied perl will be used as the basis of the above data. * report Returns the actual content of a report, i.e. "This distribution has been tested as part of the cpan-testers...". 'comments' must first be specified before calling this method, if you have comments to make and expect them to be included in the report. * send Sends the test report to email@example.com. You must check errstr() on a send() in order to be guaranteed delivery. Technically, send() is optional, as you may use Test::Reporter to only obtain the 'subject' and 'report' without sending an e-mail at all, although that would be unusual. * subject Returns the subject line of a report, i.e. "PASS Mail-Freshmeat-1.20 Darwin 6.0". 'grade' and 'distribution' must first be specified before calling this method. * timeout Optional. Gets or sets the timeout value for the submission of test reports. Default is 120 seconds. * transport Optional. Gets or sets the transport type. The transport type argument is refers to a 'Test::Reporter::Transport' subclass. The default is 'Net::SMTP', which uses the [Test::Reporter::Transport::Net::SMTP] class. You can add additional arguments after the transport selection. These will be passed to the constructor of the lower-level transport. This can be used to great effect for all manner of fun and enjoyment. ;-) See "transport_args". If Net::SMTP::TLS is used, 'Username' and 'Password' key-value transport arguments must be provided. $reporter->transport( 'Net::SMTP::TLS', Username => 'jdoe', Password => '123' ); If the 'HTTP' transport is used, two additional arguments are required: a URL to a Test::Reporter::HTTPGateway compatible server and an (optional) API key. $reporter->transport( 'HTTP', 'http://example.com/reporter-gateway/', '123456' ); This is not designed to be an extensible platform upon which to build transport plugins. That functionality is planned for the next-generation release of Test::Reporter, which will reside in the CPAN::Testers namespace. * transport_args Optional. Gets or sets transport arguments that will used in the constructor for the selected transport, as appropriate. * via Optional. Gets or sets the value that will be appended to X-Reported-Via, generally this is useful for distributions that use Test::Reporter to report test results. This would be something like "CPANPLUS 0.036". * write and read These methods are used in situations where you test on a machine that has port 25 blocked and there is no local MTA. You use write() on the machine that you are testing from, transfer the written test reports from the testing machine to the sending machine, and use read() on the machine that you actually want to submit the reports from. write() will write a file in an internal format that contains 'From', 'Subject', and the content of the report. The filename will be represented as: grade.distribution.archname.osvers.seconds_since_epoch.pid.rpt. write() uses the value of dir() if it was specified, else the cwd. On the machine you are testing from: my $reporter = Test::Reporter->new ( grade => 'pass', distribution => 'Test-Reporter-1.16', )->write(); On the machine you are submitting from: my $reporter; $reporter = Test::Reporter->new()->read('pass.Test-Reporter-1.16.i686-linux.126.96.36.1996685296.14961.rpt')->send() || die $reporter->errstr(); # wrap in an opendir if you've a lot to submit write() also accepts an optional filehandle argument: my $fh; open $fh, '>-'; # create a STDOUT filehandle object $reporter->write($fh); # prints the report to STDOUT CAVEATS If you experience a long delay sending mail with Test::Reporter, you may be experiencing a wait as Test::Reporter attempts to determine your email domain. Setting the MAILDOMAIN environment variable will avoid this delay. COPYRIGHT Copyright (C) 2008 David A. Golden. Copyright (C) 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 Adam J. Foxson. Copyright (C) 2004, 2005 Richard Soderberg. All rights reserved. LICENSE This program is free software; you may redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself. SEE ALSO * perl * Config * Net::SMTP * Net::SMTP::TLS * File::Spec * File::Temp * Net::Domain This is optional. If it's installed Test::Reporter will try even harder at guessing your mail domain. * Net::DNS This is optional. If it's installed Test::Reporter will dynamically retrieve the mail exchangers for perl.org, instead of relying on the MX's known at the time of this release. * Test::Reporter::HTTPGateway This is optional. It provides a web API for the 'HTTP' transport method. AUTHORS Adam J. Foxson <firstname.lastname@example.org> David Golden <email@example.com> Kirrily "Skud" Robert <firstname.lastname@example.org> Ricardo Signes <email@example.com> Richard Soderberg <firstname.lastname@example.org> Kurt Starsinic <Kurt.Starsinic@isinet.com>