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- Test Catalogs
- Test Cases
- Moving or Copying Test Cases from one catalog to another
- Test Plans
- Exporting Test Catalogs or Test Plans into CSV file
- Custom fields
- Customizable Workflow
- Searching and filtering Test Cases in the tree view
- Test Artifact Change History
- Test Management and Execution Statistics
- Programmatic API
- Tutorial (as powerpoint presentation)
- Project site
- Bugs/Feature Requests
- Is setuptools properly installed?
- Did you get the correct version of the Python egg?
- Is the plugin enabled?
- Check the permissions on the egg file and on the trac.ini file
- Check the log files
- Verify you have proper permissions
- Is the wrong version of the plugin loading?
- Have you restarted Apache?
- If all of the above failed
- Recent Changes
Test Manager plugin for Trac - Full test management life-cycle: definition, planning, execution, statistics
Follow this Quick setup guide to get you going quickly.
Note: TestManager release 1.4.8 introduces a new more robust upgrade mechanism.
Unfortunately upgrade to 1.4.8 or up is supported only from release 1.4.7 or later. If you have an older version than 1.4.7, first upgrade to 1.4.7 and then you can upgrade to the latest version.
Differently from other test management plugins for Trac that use Tickets as test case holders, this one uses Wiki pages and an additional proprietary data model to store Test Cases. This allows you to not pollute your ticket lists with something that is not a ticket, and at the same time is powered by the Trac search engine and formatting syntax for Wiki pages.
A set of plugins intercept requests for Wiki pages that are test cases and decorate the page with title, breadcrumbs, tree view, type-ahead search inside the catalogs, test case status semaphore and icons and buttons that allow you to create new test cases, sub-catalogs, copy and paste test cases around different catalogs and change a test case status.
Multiple Test Plans can be associated to any Test Catalog, in order to keep track of the execution of the corresponding Test Cases in a particular testing context.
A Programmatic API is available to interact with the test management environment with three types of interfaces:
The plugin has been made modular:
- A generic, customizable Workflow Engine is provided as a separate plugin in the package, which allows you to associate custom workflows to any Resource in Trac, including Wiki pages and any custom object handled through a Resource Manager. This can be done very easily by adding as little as a few lines of code to the component which manages the User interface.
- All the data manipulation layer has been extracted into a Generic Persistent Class framework plugin, which can be easily used by any other plugin developer to provide persistence, security, change history, custom properties, pattern matching search, and other features to their basic data model with a handful lines of code.
All of the test objects, i.e. catalogs, test cases, test plans and test cases in a plan (i.e. with a status and a status change history), support:
- Custom properties, which can be declared in the trac.ini file and will be available to the User for change, stored in the database and available to change listeners.
- Change history
- Listener interface to be notified of object creation, modification and deletion
- Customizable Workflow state machine, declared in the trac.ini file, with the same syntax as for Ticket workflows (I may have reused some existing code here :-)
- Customizable Workflow Operations, via a plugin api so that any component can provide its custom operations to be performed upon any workflow action, as defined in the trac.ini file.
- Workflow also supports a listener API for components interested in state transitions and actions performed
- Workflow states also support custom properties, so to be able to convey additional context information on a workflow state and use it in listeners or directly from the database.
The developed workflow engine is able to work on any Trac Resource, it is not confined to this plugin ones. You can then define a workflow on any Trac resource, including Wiki pages, declaratively in the trac.ini file. You will then add a handful of custom code (for example in an ITemplateStreamFilter) to add the markup that the workflow engine generates for you to your desired Trac web page. See this page for further details.
The programmatic and the RESTful API are documented in details in this page TestManagerForTracPluginApi.
Here follows an overview of the plugin functionalities. For a brief tutorial, refer to the powerpoint presentations attached below. Note, anyway that the tutorial was developed for release 1.0.0 and so does not cover Test Plans, Workflows and Custom properties.
Next to each catalog (or sub-catalog) a number in brackets shows the number of test cases it contains.
Notice at the top of the page breadcrumbs to easily navigate up in the catalogs tree.
You can choose between a tree-like and a tabular representation of the catalog and all of its contained sub-catalogs and test cases, as shown in The former is useful to actually work on the Test Catalog, adding sub-catalogs and new test cases, or modifying them. The latter, which also reports a printout of all the Test Case descriptions, may be useful for a Test Engineer to save or print as a handout to actually run the test cases in the catalog.
You can add sub-catalogs or Test Cases simply by entering a name (blanks and case are supported) and click the appropriate button. A new wiki page is generated, with a naming convention allowing the plugin code to position it correctly in the catalogs tree, and opened for browsing.
If you wish to edit the title or add some textual contents to the (sub-)catalog, click on "Edit Page" at the bottom of the screen.
Be careful that the first line (the one surrounded by '==') will always be taken as the title of the catalog (the same stands for test cases, read below), so do not remove this line. You can edit this line to change the test catalog title, anyway.
Just save the page ("Submit Changes") to save your textual changes to the (sub-)catalog.
To delete a Test Catalog you must delete the corresponding Wiki page. Notice that this operation does not delete all of the Test Cases contained in the Catalog. You must either delete each Test Case individually, or first move them into a different catalog first.
If you mistakenly deleted a Test Catalog, you can save the day by recreating a Wiki page with the exact name. To do so, enter the desired name directly in the browser's URL, after the /wiki/ part. Trac will show you an empty page for the catalog, but already populated with all of your existing test cases and sub-catalogs. Click on "Create this page", give it a title (surrounded by '==') and submit your changes. The new (old) catalog is in place.
Importing Test Cases from a CSV file into a Test Catalog
If you already have Test Cases defined elsewhere you can import them into the Test Manager. While browsing a Test Catalog, click on "Import Test Cases" at the bottom of the page. The dialog box shown in the following figure will pop-up. Browse for the CSV (comma-separated values) file containing your Test Cases, specify the value separator (default is the comma character) and click "Import".
The CSV file must have the following format.
The first row will have column names. Use lowercase identifiers, with no blanks, for them.
The data must start from the second row. There must be at least the following required columns:
Any subsequent columns are optional, and will generate custom test case fields. To fully appreciate custom fields, switch to the Test Catalog Tabular view.
A sample CSV file may be the following:
title,description,platform,greetings First Test Case,This is the long description for the first test case,linux,bye bye Second Test Case,This is the long description for the second test case,windows,ciao Third Test Case,This is the long description for the third test case,macosx,hasta la vista
Test Cases are the smallest units of test execution.
They are implemented again as wiki pages, with a naming convention that allows the plugin code to recognize them and treat them appropriately.
To add Test Cases into a Test Catalog, open the catalog, go to the bottom of the page and enter a name for the new Test Case to be created into the appropriate text box (blanks and case are supported). Then click the button "Add a Test Case". A new wiki page is generated, with a naming convention allowing the plugin code to position it correctly in the catalogs tree, and opened for editing. Be careful that the first line (the one surrounded by '==') will always be taken as the title of the Test Case, so do not remove this line. You can edit this line to change the test case title, anyway.
You can then add the Test §Case description just below the first line (i.e. title), using WikiFormatting, adding attachments and everything else is supported for Wiki pages.
When you are done, save the page ("Submit Changes") to save your new Test Case.
To delete a Test Case you must delete the corresponding Wiki page.
Again, notice the breadcrumbs at the top, useful to go back to the enclosing catalog or any catalog up the hierarchy.
Moving or Copying Test Cases from one catalog to another
It is also possible to move a single Test Case, or copy multiple Test Cases into a different catalog, with an experience similar to cut&paste.
Moving a single Test Case
To move a single Test Case from one catalog into a nother, you:
- Open the Test Case
- Click on the "Move the Test Case into another catalog" button. This is similar to a "cut" operation.
- Navigate and open the destination catalog
- Click on "Move the copied Test Case here" button (which only appears if a Test Case has been cut first).
It is also possible to cancel the operation at any time by clicking the "Cancel" button in a Gmail-type of yellow message at the top of the page.
Copying multiple Test Cases
To copy one or more Test Cases, even from different catalogs, and paste them all together into a destination (sub-)catalog, you:
- Open the Catalog. Expand the tree nodes as you like.
- Click on the "Select Multiple Test Cases" button. A checkbox appears next to every Test Case in the catalog and the sub-catalogs. See the next figure.
- Select the Test Cases you wish to copy into another catalog.
- Click on the "Copy the Selected Test Cases" button. This is similar to the usual "Copy" operation.
- Navigate and open the destination catalog, or create a new one.
- Click on "Paste the copied Test Cases here" button (which only appears if Test Cases have been copied first).
Note that the test execution statuses (i.e. successful, failed, etc...) associated to the original Test Cases in any Test Plan are not copied along with them.
A Test Plan represents a plan for a particular execution of all the Test Cases in a Test Catalog (or sub-catalog).
Think for example at the build verification test following a nightly build, or, for traditional projects, Technical Test and eventually Client Test.
Thus a Test Plan is associated to one Test Catalog, or sub-catalog. You can have any number of Test Plans for one Test Catalog, anyway. The list of Test Plans you generated for a Test Catalog is displayd in a table at the bottom of the same catalog, as shown in the following figure.
To create a Test Plan for a catalog, open the desired Test Catalog (or sub-catalog), enter the name of the new Test Plan in the appropriate test box and click "Generate a new Test Plan".
The new Test Plan will be opened for display, showing all of the Test Cases in the catalog, in the "Untested" status.
As with Test Catalogs, you can choose between tree-like and a tabular representation of the Test Plan, as shown in the figures below. The former is useful to actually work on the Test Plan and to view test cases before actually going and executing them. The latter, which indicates for each Test Case the latest status modification and its author, may be useful to keep as the documentation of a just run test plan.
You have two ways to set the execution status of a Test Case in a particular Test Plan:
- Directly from the test plan tree view, by clicking on the stop-light icon and choosing the new color from the menu that opens (see next figure). (Since 1.4.7)
- By opening the test case first, clicking on its name in the Test Plan tree, and then clicking on the corresponding stop-light at the bottom of the page, as shown in the following figure.
You don't need to save anything, the changes are immediately recorded in the database and reflected in the Test Plan.
Custom Test Case Outcomes (i.e. states, verdicts)
You can customize the Test Case outcomes (i.e. states, verdicts) to match your internal quality process.
The default outcomes are configured in trac.ini at plugin installation (or upgrade) time as follows:
[test-outcomes] green.successful = Successful red.failed = Failed yellow.to_be_tested = Untested default = to_be_tested
You can customize the outcomes at any moment by adding new outcomes, or modify the descriptions of the current ones. Do not delete previous outcomes if you have already assigned them to any of your test cases.
For example, to add a new outcome named "It's a Mess!!!" to the failures, add a line like the following, in trac.ini:
red.bigmess = It's a Mess!!!
You will now be able to choose it when assigning a test case status using the semaphore, which now shows a more complete menu to choose from. See the following figure.
Linking a Ticket to a Test Case
When viewing a Test Case, you can open a new Ticket by means of the "Open Ticket on this Test Case" button.
The new ticket will contain a link back to the corresponding Test Case and, if you were viewing it in the context of a particular Test Plan, of the Test Plan as well. Additionally, a programmatic Python API is provided to retrieve all of the Tickets opened against a Test Case, in all or in a specific Test Plan.
This plugin also supports the TracTicketTemplatePlugin to fill a ticket template with this information. In this case, you can use the following parameters in the template to receive the information:
- testCaseNumber: The wiki page for the corresponding Test Case
- planId: The ID of the Test Plan
- planName: The name of the Test Plan
For example, to get the test case number, you template will have something like:
bleah bleah Test Case: %(testCaseNumber)s bleah bleah
Showing Tickets related to a Test Case
While browsing a Test Case, either inside or outside of a Test Plan, you can show all of its related Tickets - i.e. Tickets that were opened using the above "Open a Ticket on this Test Case" button.
To do this, just browse the Test Case and click on the "Show Related Tickets" button.
If you are browsing a Test Case "definition", i.e. from a Test Catalog, you will be shown all of the Tickets opened against the Test Case in any Test Plan.
If you are instead browsing a Test Case in a specific Test Plan, you will be shown all of the Tickets opened against the Test Case in that specific Test Plan.
See the following figure for what happens when you click on the "Show Related Tickets" button from the Test Case shown at the previous section.
Exporting Test Catalogs or Test Plans into CSV file
You can export to CSV format a Test Catalog or a Test Plan.
In the Test Catalog and Test Plan pages you will find an "Export ..." button.
The export format is designed for you to elaborate your external statistics, but also to eventually import the stuff back into another Test Manager plugin evironment, as soon as a compatible import feature will be implemented :D (the current import feature is simpler than that).
In the export dialog dhown in the next figure, you can specify whether the output should contain the complete text of the Test Cases, and whether this should be pre-formatted (WYSIWYG) or in raw WikiFormatting syntax.
In addition to that, you can specify which column separator to use in the exported CSV file.
Custom fields can be added to the four test objects and to the workflow state object, by declaring them in the trac.ini file.
The syntax is the same used for custom Ticket properties, only the name of the ini file sections are specific: you must use the test artifact type name followed by "-tm_custom".
The test artifacts type names are the following:
For example, the following sections in the trac.ini file define one custom property for each of the above artifacts.
[testcatalog-tm_custom] prop1 = text prop1.value = Default value prop1.label = Property One [testcaseinplan-tm_custom] os = text os.value = windows os.label = Operating System [testcase-tm_custom] nice_prop = text nice_prop.value = My friend [testplan-tm_custom] good_prop = text good_prop.value = linux
Note: Only text property types are currently supported.
Once defined in the trac.ini file as above, custom fields will be available to the User for browse and for editing in the Web page, as shown next.
Note: Editing custom properties requires the TEST_MODIFY permission.
The following screenshot shows a custom "platform" field added to the Test Case artifact, and how it is presented to the User for editing.
The value is initially displayed read-only, as a label. Clicking on the pencil icon turns the label into an edit box, allowing the User to edit the value and also displays a "Save" button. Clicking the button immediately saves the new value into the database.
The following figure shows a sample workflow added to Test Cases with custom sample operations. No built-in operation is currently implemented but the sample one shown here, named 'sample_operation', which logs a debug message with the text input by the User.
Every object which has a workflow defined is created in a "new" state, so every transition should consider this as the first state in the state machine.
This is a sample content of the trac.ini file to associate a workflow to the Test Case object.
[testcase-resource_workflow] sleep = new -> asleep sleep.permissions = TEST_MODIFY sing = new -> singing sing.permissions = TEST_MODIFY sing.operations = sample_operation calmdown = singing -> calm calmdown.permissions = TEST_MODIFY kill = asleep,calm -> dead kill.permissions = TEST_MODIFY
Refer to the Workflow Engine description page for more details.
Searching and filtering Test Cases in the tree view
A type-ahead, browser-side filtering feature allows for easily locating Test Cases matching a particular naming convention in the title, and/or a particular execution status.
This is available both in the context of a Test Catalog and in Test Plans.
Multiple words (or parts of) separated by blanks are supported, in AND condition.
In the case of a Test Plan, you can also add a test case status to filter by this criterion. The supported statuses are (even substrings of):
Test Artifact Change History
On each test artifact page you will find a section named "Object change history", which contains a list of all the changes to any standard and, more interestingly, custom object's property.
In the following figure you can see how the "device" custom property has been changed in a Test Plan history.
Test Management and Execution Statistics
Charting capabilities allow for tracking the evolution of the test suites, the corresponding test plans and tickets opened against test cases.
To access the test management statistics, click on Test Stats in the Trac toolbar on the upper right corner of the page.
As shown in the next figure, a chart will be displayed with statistics about all the test cases in the system and a default period of time, with more charts available in the other tabs.
There are three charts available:
Test activity trend chart
Displays the number of test cases created during time and the trend of the test activity, in terms of test cases to be tested, successful and failed.
By means of the filtering criteria at the bottom of the chart, you can select the desired period of time, the chart resolution (in terms of time between different samples) and the Test Plan for your chart.
You can bookmark the URL named "Static URL" at the bottom of the page in order to go directly with the current selected filtering criteria.
Current test status chart
Shows the current status of the test activity for all test plans of a specific plan, displaying the number of tests that are successful, failed and yet to be tested.
Tickets trend chart
As long as tickets have been opened from the context of a test case in a plan, by means of the appropriate "Open a ticket on this test case" button, this chart shows the trend in tickets associated with all test plans or a specific plan, displaying the number of total, active (i.e. not closed) and closed tickets.
Note: By default, the charts use the YUI library available online at Yahoo!, so you will need internet connection from your client machines to be able to display this charts.
Alternatively, in case you don't have internet connection, you can download the YUI library, put it somewhere on the Trac server machine where the web server can access it, and refer its location in the trac.ini as follows.
Other options you can customize are the default period of time the charts will display, in terms of historical depth and scale.
[testmanager] yui_base_url = <URL or path to the root of your YUI library> default_days_back = <number of days back from today> default_interval = <number of days between samples>
[testmanager] yui_base_url = http://yui.yahooapis.com/2.9.0 default_days_back = 14 default_interval = 1
The following new permissions are available to manage the Test Manager security:
- TEST_VIEW - Ability to view test catalogs and test cases
- TEST_MODIFY - Ability to create and edit test catalogs and test cases
- TEST_EXECUTE - Ability to change the status of a test case in a test plan
- TEST_DELETE - Ability to delete test cases
- TEST_PLAN_ADMIN - Ability to generate and delete test plans
- TEST_STATS_VIEW - Ability to view test management statistics
The programmatic RESTful API is documented in details in this page TestManagerForTracPluginApi.
Tutorial (as powerpoint presentation)
TODO These tutorials document release 1.0.3 and so need to be updated with the Test Plan and other recent features.
Project site: http://sourceforge.net/projects/testman4trac/
The project is also on Pypi: http://pypi.python.org/pypi/TestManager
This plugin is localized and all texts and messages will be displayed in the language detected by the User's browser, if available, or in English otherwise.
You may want to do your own translation, following the localization cookbook page for Trac plugins.
You've done a new translation? Superb! Contributing your translation is highly appreciated.
Contact me on the forum and I'll manage to add it to the set of available languages.
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If you have any issues, create a new ticket.
Download the egg files, ready to be installed, from the project site here.
You can download the source code from here.
Trac 0.11, 0.12 and 1.x are supported, and also Python 2.5, 2.6 and 2.7.
There used to be known issues on Trac 0.11 with MySQL and PosgreSQL (caused by lack of Trac support to the "int64" database column type) until release 1.4.6, but now they are fixed.
Note: If you are using MySQL or PosgreSQL, the database user must have read access to the trac.ini.
The plugin can be installed as usual, from the Trac administration panel, and requires a database upgrade.
You can follow the instructions in the INSTALL.txt file contained in the binary packages.
The functionalities are divided in three plugins, which must be installed in this order:
1) Trac Generic Class
2) Trac Generic Workflow
3) Test Manager
An additional plugin is only useful for debugging and should not be installed in a production environment.
- SQL Executor
With the latter plugin, you can perform arbitrary SQL queries on the Trac database from a web browser. Just type on the URL:
http://yourserver/yourenvironment/sqlexec?sql=any SQL statement
http://localhost/sampleproject/sqlexec?sql=select * from testcatalog
Follow the tutorial presentation that you can download from the project site to start. The tutorial is actually very old and needs to be updated to the new Test Plans and other features, but it will get you started.
Is setuptools properly installed?
Try this from the command line:
$ python -c "import pkg_resources"
If you get no output, setuptools is installed. Otherwise, you'll need to install it before plugins will work in Trac.
Did you get the correct version of the Python egg?
Python eggs have the Python version encoded in their filename. For example, MyPlugin-1.0-py2.4.egg is an egg for Python 2.5, and will not be loaded if you're running a different Python version (such as 2.6 or 2.7).
Also, verify that the egg file you downloaded is indeed a ZIP archive and not the HTML preview page instead.
Is the plugin enabled?
If you install a plugin globally (i.e. not inside the plugins directory of the Trac project environment) you will have to explicitly enable it in trac.ini. Make sure that:
- you actually added the necessary lines to the [components] section:
[components] tracgenericclass.* = enabled tracgenericworkflow.* = enabled testmanager.* = enabled
- the package/module names are correct
- the value is "enabled", not e.g. "enable"
Check the permissions on the egg file and on the trac.ini file
The user user to run Trac (either tracd or Apache) must be able to read the egg files.
Also, it's been reported that for PosgreSQL also its user must be able to read trac.ini.
Check the log files
Open the Trac Admin tab, enable logging and set the log level to DEBUG, then watch the log file for messages about loading plugins.
Verify you have proper permissions
Some plugins, including the Test Manager ones, require you have special permissions in order to use them.
See TestManagerForTracPlugin for a description of the available/required permissions.
Is the wrong version of the plugin loading?
If you put your plugins inside plugins directories, and certainly if you have more than one project, you need to make sure that the correct version of the plugin is loading. Here are some basic rules:
Only one version of the plugin can be loaded for each running Trac server (ie. each Python process). The Python namespaces and module list will be shared, and it cannot handle duplicates. Whether a plugin is enabled or disabled makes no difference.
A globally installed plugin (typically setup.py install) will override any version in global or project plugins directories. A plugin from the global plugins directory will be located before any project plugins directory.
If your Trac server hosts more than one project (as with TRAC_ENV_PARENT_DIR setups), then having two versions of a plugin in two different projects will give uncertain results. Only one of them will load, and the one loaded will be shared by both projects. Trac will load the first found - basically from the project that receives the first request.
Having more than one version listed inside Python site-packages is fine (ie. installed with setup.py install) - setuptools will make sure you get the version installed most recently. However, don't store more than one version inside a global or project plugins directory - neither version number nor installed date will matter at all. There is no way to determine which one will be located first when Trac searches the directory for plugins.
Have you restarted Apache?
For Apache to sense a plugin upgrade (and sometimes even installation), it must be restarted.
If all of the above failed
OK, so the logs don't mention plugins, the egg is readable, the python version is correct and the egg has been installed globally (and is enabled in the trac.ini), you restarted Apache and it still doesn't work or give any error messages or any other indication as to why?
Open a ticket here. The plugins maintainers (yes, it's me :-)) watch ticket notifications continuously.
Note: you can subscribe to the Forum to be updated on new releases.
During the last months:
Release 1.7.2 (2013-11-01):
A brand new Korean translation is available: thanks Mandy Cho!
The French translation has also been greatly updated: thanks Laura!!!
o Fixed Ticket #11358 (Track-Hacks): Adding custom [test-outcomes] breaks setting outcomes from Test Plan table view
o Fixed Ticket #11347 (Track-Hacks): Show related tickets issue
o Fixed Ticket #11350 (Track-Hacks): Add to Test Plan Button doesn't work
Release 1.7.1 (2013-08-16):
o To facilitate packaging for Debian, the test statistics were completely rewritten against the Flot library, removing
the dependency on the YUI library, which was based on Flash.
o Added some small usability improvements, like the folder icons for test catalogs.
o Fixed Ticket #11123 (Track-Hacks): Test Stats fail to update charts
o Fixed Ticket #11142 (Track-Hacks): Test Cases or Test Catalogs fails with exception
"AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'split'"
Release 1.6.2 (2013-05-23):
o Enhanced the look&feel of the new "Organize Test Catalogs" dialog box.
o Fixed Ticket #11055 (Track-Hacks): UnicodeEncodeError when using testcase-name with non-ascii-characters
o Fixed Ticket #11113 (Track-Hacks): Links to JQuery and JQuery-UI JS not updated for new versions - Stats don't show
Release 1.6.1 (2013-04-21):
o Enhancement #10672 (Trac-Hacks): Status summary for the directory in the testplans.
In the test plan view, now a semaphore is displayed next to each test catalog node, with the aggregated (worst) status of all the sub-tree.
o Enhancement #10907 (Trac-Hacks): Custom execution order for test cases.
Test cases can now be organized in catalogs with the order of your choice. You can also easily drag and drop test cases from one catalog to another.
o Enhancement #10807 (Trac-Hacks): Cloning a test plan
o Fixed Ticket #10568 (Track-Hacks): Can't edit test case templates
o Fixed Ticket #10295 (Track-Hacks): Trac detected an internal error: UnicodeError: source returned bytes, but no encoding specified
Release 1.5.2 (2012-10-14):
This release makes the plugins compatible with Trac 1.0.
Since the release of Trac 1.0, I had to split the plugins code into two versions:
o A version that works well with Trac 0.11 o A version that works well with Trac 0.12 and Trac 1.0
All the code still works with Python 2.5, 2.6 and 2.7. All database backends are still supported.
To build from the source, refer to the updated BUILD.txt file.
o Fixed Ticket #10293 (Track-Hacks): New install impossible on Trac 1.0beta1
o Fixed Ticket #10295 (Track-Hacks): Trac detected an internal error: UnicodeError: source returned bytes, but no encoding specified
Release 1.5.1 (2012-08-12):
This is somewhat of a major release, in that it includes several new interesting features and many bug fixes. See the list below for more details.
In addition to that, I realized a VIDEO TUTORIAL showing out the main features of this Test Manager, to help new and existing users take confidence with recent changes, new features and so on.
Check the tutorial on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIi3QMT0rT4
Also the trac-hacks user manual has been restructured, updated and enriched with the recent changes and features.
o Enhancement #353771 (SourceForge): Time tracking capability.
This is now possible by means of the enhancements to the tabular views of both test catalogs and test plans and the addition of a custom field. See the comments to the feature request and the video tutorial, where this customization example is fully explored.
o Enhancement #3537704 (SourceForge): Possibility to select columns for the table view.
This is now possible from the administration panel.
I also added an interesting feature that allows for adding a statistical row to the test catalog and test plan tabular views, with the option to have the sum, average or count of the values in any column, being it a standard or a custom property of test cases or catalogs.
This feature is also used to realize the feature #353771 above. See the video tutorial for an interesting use of this one to track test execution effort estimation of an entire test plan and compare it to actual execution time.
o Enhancement #3537700 (SourceForge): Option to select table view as default view.
This is now possible from the administration panel.
o Enhancement #3537696 (SourceForge): Possibility to change test plans.
This is now possible by means of several new actions available on test cases:
- On a test case definition page, you have a new action button to add the test case to a plan. A dialog box appears showing you the suitable plans (the ones not containing all test cases).
- On a test case instance (a test case inside a plan) page, you have a new action button to remove the test case from the plan.
- On a test case instance (a test case inside a plan) page, in case the plan
is containing an old snapshot of the test case and you wish to update
its text description to the latest version, you have a new action button
to do that.
o Fixed Ticket #8932 (Track-Hacks): The test plan tabular view has been enhanced to also
show test case full text description
This only happened on PosgreSQL.
o Fixed some bugs that I found ad which were not reported:
- The quick search in test catalogs was not working.
- Indentation of test cases in tabular views for both catalogs and plans was incorrect.
- Localization (i.e. translation) did not work for some parts of the Administration panel, the Statistical charts page and several dialog boxes.
- Setting a test case status using the pop-up semaphore menu did not work on test plan tabular view.
- Some more I can't recall :D
Release 1.4.11 (2012-06-03):
The data referential integrity in case of test catalog, test case and test plan deletion has been enhanced.
Deleting a test catalog now also deletes all of the contained sub-catalogs, test cases and test plans, as well as the corresponding status change history.
o Fixed Ticket #9857 (Track-Hacks): Deleted test plan is still shown in Test Stats
o Fixed Ticket #9953 (Track-Hacks): Changing a testcase custom field value gives and error
o Fixed Ticket #10043 (Track-Hacks): Deleting "zombie" TestPlans
Release 1.4.10 (2012-03-03):
o Enhancement #9751 (Track-Hacks): Ability to sort catalogs.
Test Catalogs are now sorted by title in the tree and table views.
This only happened with the Agilo plugin installed.
o Fixed Ticket #9754 (Track-Hacks): Setting test result seemingly succeeds with expired login.
Now operations such as setting a test case status and updating a custom field,
when failing will display a dialog box with an error message.
o Fixed Ticket #9758 (Track-Hacks): Can't delete Test Case in v1.4.9.
Release 1.4.9 (2012-01-04):
o Enhancement #8958 (Track-Hacks): An ability to export test data to CSV format needed.
You can now export to CSV a test catalog or a test plan.
In the test catalog and test plan pages you will find an "Export ..." button.
The export format is designed to eventually import the stuff back into another Test Manager plugin evironment, as soon as a compatible import feature will be implemented :D (the current import feature is simpler than that.)
o Enhancement #9287 (Track-Hacks): New browser tab for existing testcases. Now you have an option in trac.ini to choose what
to do when clicking on a test case in the catalog/plan.
The default is to NOT open it in a new window, but you can change that from the admin panel,
under Testmanage->Settings, or directly in the trac.ini file like this:
[testmanager] testcase.open_new_window = True
o Fixed Ticket #9297 (Track-Hacks): Can't print testplan table overview. There was a problem with the default print css from Trac.
o Fixed Ticket #9510 (Track-Hacks): TestStats for single Testplans at 1.4.8 not working - patched.
Thanks so much Andreas for finding it and for patching it!!!
Release 1.4.8 (2011-10-23):
o Strongly enhanced the upgrade mechanism. Now it's more robust, should work with all the databases and between arbitrary Test Manager versions.
The only drawback is that upgrade is only supported from 1.4.7, not from previous versions.
o Enhancement #9077 (Track-Hacks): Ability to separate and report on test plans by product
o Enhancement #9208 (Track-Hacks): Test plan with only selected test cases from the catalog, take snapshot version of test cases.
This is an important one. Many users were asking for a way of including only selected test cases into
a Test Plan, for different reasons. Now you have it :D
o Added French language catalog! Thanks to someone who doesn't want to be cited :D
o Added Object change history view. It shows the change history of standard and, more interestingly, custom properties of any test artifact. o Fixed Ticket #9141 (Track-Hacks): Update installation 1.4.6 -> 1.4.7 not possible
o Fixed Ticket #9167 (Track-Hacks): installation of 1.4.7 with postgres database not possible
o Fixed Ticket #9187 (Track-Hacks): Current test status report should consider only last result of a testcase in the plan.
Thanks to Andreas for his contribution to fixing this one!
Release 1.4.7 (2011-08-28):
o Enhancement #8907 (Track-Hacks): Add template for "New TestCase" - Thanks a lot to Christian for the hard work on this enhancement!!!
Now you can define templates for your new test catalogs and new test cases, and assign default templates based on each test catalog!
o Enhancement #8908 (Track-Hacks): Possiblity to change test case status from the tree view.
No more need to open each test case in a plan to set its result, you can now do this directly from the tree view!
o Fixed Ticket #8869 (Track-Hacks): Loading of Test Manager takes too long and sometimes time out
o Added Spanish and German catalogs! Thanks a lot to Christian and Andreas for the translations!!! Italian was already part of the plugin.
Release 1.4.6 (2011-06-19):
o Fixed Ticket #8871 (Track-Hacks): No # allowed at custom fields
o Fixed Ticket #8873 (Track-Hacks): css styles ar not compatible with the agilo plugin
o Fixed Ticket #8876 (Track-Hacks): Can't create Catalogs/Test cases when trac runs from site root
o Fixed Ticket #8878 (Track-Hacks): TestManagerForTracPlugin does not play well with MenusPlugin
o Fixed Ticket #8898 (Track-Hacks): yui_base_url not honored in templates ?
o Enhancement #8875 (Track-Hacks): More visibility for Tickets related to test suites
Added more statistical charts, including Current test status pie chart and Tickets related to test cases trend chart
Simplified setting the outcome of a test case
Release 1.4.5 (2011-05-21):
o Enhancement #8825 (Track-Hacks): Ability to import test cases from Excel (CSV) file
Release 1.4.4 (2011-03-11):
o Enhancement #8596 (Track-Hacks): Remove hard dependency on XML RPC plugin for Trac 0.11
o Enhancement #8761 (Track-Hacks): Copy multiple test cases into another catalog
Added wiki documentation for copying multiple test cases into another catalog.
Release 1.4.3 (2011-01-20):
Release 1.4.2 (2011-01-09):
o Fixed Ticket #8378 (Track-Hacks): Set date and time format correctly in Test Stats page
Also added support for custom test case outcomes in the Test Stats page
Added Wiki documentation on the ability to customize the test case outcomes (i.e. states, verdicts) and to link Tickets to Test Cases.
Release 1.4.1 (2010-12-27):
o Enhancement #7486 (Track-Hacks): Customizable test case outcomes (aka verdicts)
o Enhancement #7570 (Track-Hacks): Add a relationship table between tickets and test cases in plan, and corresponding API
o Added wiki documentation on the Generic Persistent Class framework
Release 1.3.12 (2010-12-19):
o Enhancement #8321 (Track-Hacks): Add standard internationalization support (i18n)
o Enhancement #8322 (Track-Hacks): Show timestamps according to User's locale
o Fixed Ticket #8323 (Track-Hacks): Unable to expand Available plans and Test case status change history collapsable sections
Release 1.3.11 (2010-12-02):
o Added out of the box operation to workflow engine: set_owner and set_owner_to_self
o Enhancement #8259 (Track-Hacks): Add navigation from a test case to its related tickets
Release 1.3.10 (2010-11-28):
o Fixed Ticket #8154 (Track-Hacks): LookupError: unknown encoding: cp0
Release 1.3.9 (2010-11-23):
o Fixed Ticket #8144 (Track-Hacks): Test statistical charts don't show successful and failed figures
Release 1.3.8 (2010-11-23):
o Fixed Ticket #8121 (Track-Hacks): Catalog Wiki Page not added
o Fixed Ticket #8123 (Track-Hacks): Can't move testcase more than one time into different catalog
o Fixed Ticket #8124 (Track-Hacks): AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'splitlines'
o Fixed Ticket #8125 (Track-Hacks): "duplicate test case" does not work for previously moved test case
Release 1.3.7 (2010-11-20):
Release 1.3.6 (2010-11-09):
o Fixed Ticket #8004 (Track-Hacks): Cannot search if an admin
Release 1.3.5 (2010-10-17):
o Restored compatibility with Trac 0.11. Now again both 0.11 and 0.12 are supported.
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