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Old 12-02-2008, 09:23 AM
Damyan Ivanov
Default Bug#507548: ITP: libtest-needsdisplay-perl -- Ensure that tests needing a display have one

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Damyan Ivanov <dmn@debian.org>

* Package name : libtest-needsdisplay-perl
Version : 1.05
Upstream Author : Adam Kennedy <adamk@cpan.org>
* URL : http://search.cpan.org/dist/Test-NeedsDisplay/
* License : same as Perl (GPL-1+ | Artistic)
Programming Lang: Perl
Description : Ensure that tests needing a display have one

When testing GUI applications, sometimes applications or modules
absolutely insist on a display, even just to load a module without
actually showing any objects.
Regardless, this makes GUI applications pretty much impossible to
build and test on headless or automated systems. And it fails to the
point of not even running the Makefile.PL script because a dependency
needs a display so it can be loaded to find a version.
In these situations, what is needed is a fake display.
The Test::NeedsDisplay module will search around and try to find a way
to load some sort of display that can be used for the testing.

Test-NeedsDisplay is needed during Padre build. Will be maintained under
the umbrella of the Debian Perl Group.

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