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Continuous Integration

Current Setup

CI Server's cron runs the tests every 24 hours

  • Using Web2Py from Tue Jun 11 08:00:48 - Version 2.5.1-stable+timestamp.2013.
  • Using latest Trunk Eden
  • Using IFRC, default, SandyRelief, DRMP, CRMT templates
  • Using SQLite
  • Using Chrome

Results are stored as HTML files in the filesystem which can be accessed via the Eden instance under test:

  • Also, the results are being mailed to the mailing list - Sahana Eden CI Server.
  • You can simply follow the above link and click on "Join group to post" to join the mailing list.
  • The CI Server sends out a daily test report email to this list.
  • You can manage your subscription by clicking on "My Settings" tab on the top right corner.


  • Updates Web2Py to current Trunk (from
    • Currently disabled
  • Updates Eden to current Trunk (from
  • Cleans database & prepopulates
  • Runs Functional Tests (Selenium)
  • Runs Smoke Tests
  • Runs Roles Tests
    • Currently disabled
  • Mails out test results (using /usr/local/bin/
  • The code for /usr/local/bin/testsuite and /usr/local/bin/ can be found in the attachments.

The workflow is depicted here -

CI Server workflow

NB Tests require Python 2.7, so Pythonbrew is used to allow this to coexist with the system Python 2.6

To run the test suite manually, run:


To just run smoke tests:

cd /home/web2py
xvfb-run -a python -S eden -M -R applications/eden/modules/tests/ -A --html-path /home/web2py/applications/eden/static/test_smoke/ --suite smoke --force-debug --link-depth 16 -V 4

Start Window based applications (x11):

  • If the GUI window of the application is of no interest to you:
    xvfb-run -a *test commands here*
    For example :
    xvfb-run -a python -S eden -M -R applications/eden/modules/tests/ -A -V 2
    Note: Xvfb basically makes a virtual display which isn't displayed anywhere. Xserver itself actually requires a real display
  • If you want to see the GUI interface of the application
    • If the machine you use to ssh into the server, has X Server installed, then you can access the GUI window by using the -X flag when loggin into the server
      ssh -X youraccount@
      And now, if you simply execute any application which has a Xserver attached to it, it will be displayed on your screen.

Plans for Future

  • Move mailing script out of a personal user directory
  • Move cron commands to system /etc/crontab rather than root's crontab
  • Fix Reporting of Smoke Tests
  • Enable Roles Tests & fix any issues which caused it to be disabled
  • Run Unit Tests
  • More templates (default, etc)
  • More databases
  • More browsers
  • More web2py versions
    • e.g. 'Current Stable' (as-defined by Eden) & 'Trunk'
    • having errors in Trunk Web2pY which aren't seen in 'Current Stable' homes us in on where problems lie
  • Install an Eden instance to act as a CI server
    • Move the cron scripts to being run by Eden Scheduler
    • Have Eden manage the mailing of results & manage subscriptions
    • Have Eden store the results in the database for Graphical analysis
    • Same Eden instance can be Sunflower which replaces Trac for tickets
    • Have Eden analyse results intelligently - e.g. logging tickets for Web2Py issues when web2py version is seen as the cause
    • AUT should be possible on remote servers
      • e.g. Spawn AWS instances using
        • AMIs built for Cherokee/PostgreSQL & Apache/MySQL to speed-up bootstrapping of instances
      • Can do Performance Testing
      • Can do Tests on servers with User Data?
    • This replaces the old install of Jenkins

Setup Notes & Discussions (to be ported to Wiki):

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