[tex-live] General test suite for TeX-Live

Mojca Miklavec mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com
Sun Jun 19 09:42:38 CEST 2016

On 19 June 2016 at 09:30, Zdenek Wagner wrote:
> Hi all,
> the idea of automated tested was here more than a year ago and I explained
> that I consider it impossible.

It is certainly impossible to create a complete test suite that would
catch any problem one could run into.

But that doesn't mean (and shouldn't be an excuse) that a group of
volunteers couldn't come up with a "small" test suite to cover at
least the most basic functionality and to prevent cases with packages
not loading at all.

I would imagine that such a test suite should be able to raise an
alarm during the latest magyar.ldf update (even though I still argue
that it wouldn't prevent a savy TeX user from tricking CTAN and TL
into accepting a formally valid tex file with super weird


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