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A happy Tinderbox run

OLPC-Tinderbox is a test runner and test result reporting tool. It takes in builds, runs test modules on them, and reports its results (example).

It produces both synthetic measurements on software-only platforms like jhbuild, performance results on actual OLPC hardware, and high-resolution power measurements on specially instrumented hardware.

It is comparable to buildbots such as Titus' olpc buildbot or sugarbot. (If you prefer other test running systems, that's fine too. We can use all the help we can get.)

Tinderbox is developed by Chris Ball and is being documented by Michael Stone. Patches welcome - please help us Light the Tinderbox.

In particular, you might consider:

Contributing a Test

The source code for tinderbox is at http://dev.laptop.org/git/projects/tinderbox -- start by checking this out via:
$ git-clone git://dev.laptop.org/projects/tinderbox

or

$ git-clone git+ssh://USERNAME@dev.laptop.org/git/projects/tinderbox

if you've got an account on dev.laptop.org.

Take a look at http://dev.laptop.org/git?p=projects/tinderbox;a=commitdiff;h=9b34d874c746c79309c55876b21bba14fb67ffb5 for an example of a simple test. More information about how tests are organized is at Tinderbox/Modules. Patches and new tests welcome!

Contributing a new tinderbox slave machine

See http://learn.laptop.org/participate for instructions.

Testing a new Build Stream

TODO: WRITE ME

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