- File that controls what gets included in a distribution
- Setup script (uses setuptools)
- Demo web app, acceptance tests, and scripts
- Scripts to build keyword and readme documentation
- Library source code
- Unit and acceptance tests for Selenium2Library
The test directory contains everything needed to run Selenium2Library tests with Robot Framework. This includes:
- Unit tests under unit directory.
- Acceptance tests written with Robot Framework under acceptance directory
- A very simple httpserver.py which is used to serve the html for tests in resources/testserver
- A collection of simple html files under 'resources/html' directory
- Start-up scripts for executing the tests
To run unit and acceptance tests, run:
python test/run_tests.py python|jython ff|ie|chrome [options]
The first argument to the script defines the interpreter to be used to run Robot. The second argument defines the browser to be used, using the same browser tokens that you would use in your Robot tests.
Due to the structure of the tests, the directory containg the test case files (acceptance) is always given to Robot as test data path. To run only a subset of test cases, Robot command line arguments --test, --suite, --include and --exclude may be used.
To run just the unit tests, run:
Sometimes in the process of developing and testing Selenium2Library one needs to determine whether or not an issue is within Selenium2Library or if it lies within a third-party package like Selenium or Robot Framework. Here are some hints for writing quick, short unit tests against Selenium and Robot Framework.
First create a test directory and create an isolated Python environment using virtualenv:
~$ mkdir se-bug ~$ cd se-bug ~/se-bug$ virtualenv -p /usr/bin/python2.6 --no-site-packages clean-python26-env
Activate the virtual environment:
~/se-bug$ source clean-python26-env/bin/activate
Install the version of Selenium for which you wish to test. In the following case we are going to check Selenium version 2.25.0.
(clean-python26-env) ~/se-bug$ easy_install selenium==2.25.0
Create a test file, in this case ~/se-bug/testExeJS.py:
An important part of the above test case, and all unit tests, is the line "self.assertEqual(...". This is one example of the method's available to check for errors or failures. For example, you can check for trueness or falseness of a stament by using assertTrue() and assertFalse(). Or you can for inclusiveness and exclussiveness by using assertIn() and assertNotIn(), respectively. For more information about unittest see Python's unittest documentation. The last two lines allow this test to be run from the command line.
To run the unittest type:
(clean-python26-env) ~/se-bug$ python testExeJS.py
In this example I removed the troubled selenium version and reinstalled a previous version, re-running the test case to verfiy selenium was the problem and not Selenium2Library:
(clean-python26-env) ~/se-bug$ rm -Rf clean-python26-env/lib/python2.6/site-packages/selenium-2.25.0-py2.6.egg (clean-python26-env) ~/se-bug$ easy_install selenium==2.24.0 (clean-python26-env) ~/se-bug$ python testExeJS.py Finished . ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Ran 1 test in 6.198s OK (clean-python26-env) ~/se-bug$
If you discover an issue with Selenium it is helpful to report it to the Selenium developers.
Assuming the remote has been setup and named origin (it is setup and named origin automatically if you cloned the existing GitHub repo), run:
git push origin master
To build a distribution, run:
python build_dist.py <python 2.6 path> <python 2.7 path>
This script will:
- Generate source distribution packages in .tar.gz and .zip formats
- Generate Python eggs for Python 2.6 and 2.7
- Generate binary installers for Windows x86 and x64 (if run on Windows)
- Generate a demo distribution package in .zip format.
- Re-generate keyword documentation in doc folder
Note: The Windows installers will only be built if the script is run on a Windows machine. If the rest of the distribution has been built on a non-Windows machine and you want to build just the Windows installers, use the --winonly flag:
python build_dist.py --winonly <python 2.6 path> <python 2.7 path>
Build the distribution, this time with the --release flag:
python build_dist.py --release <python 2.6 path> <python 2.7 path>
In addition to building the distribution, this will:
- Register the release/version with PyPI
- Upload the binaries to PyPI for the new release/version
After building and releasing to PyPI:
- Upload dist packages to the downloads section on GitHub (all dist packages except the eggs)
- Publish the keyword documentation (see Pushing Keyword Documentation)
- Tag the release (see Tagging a Release)
Note: To publish a release, you will need to:
- Register an account on PyPI and be given rights to the package by a package owner
- Setup your .pypirc file (goes in the root of your home directory)
It's our policy to tag each release. To do so, run:
git tag -a v<ver> -m "<ver> release" git push --tags
git tag -a v1.0.0 -m "1.0.0 release" git push --tags
The keyword documentation is hosted using GitHub Pages. There is a branch in the repo called gh-pages that contains nothing but the keyword documentation.
First, switch to the gh-pages branch:
git checkout gh-pages
If you get an error like "pathspec 'gh-pages' did not match any file(s) known to git", run the following to setup the upstream configuration for the gh-pages branch:
git checkout -t origin/gh-pages
Next, pull the keyword documentation you generated in the master branch and commit it:
git checkout master doc/Selenium2Library.html git add doc/Selenium2Library.html git commit
Then, push it to the remote:
git push origin gh-pages
Last, you probably want to switch back to the master branch:
git checkout master
The keyword documentation will get built automatically by build_dist.py, but if you need to generate it apart from a distribution build, run:
The readme files get distributed in reStructuredText format (.rst), so there isn't any reason to build them except to verify how they are parsed by the reStructuredText parser. To build them, run: