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Integration of zope.testrunner-style test layers into the py.test framework

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The gocept.pytestlayer distribution

Integration of zope.testrunner-style test layers into the py.test framework

This package is compatible with Python version 2.7.

Quick start

  • Make sure your test files follow the conventions of py.test’s test discovery

    In particular, a file named will not be recognised.

  • Add a buildout section to create the py.test runner:

    parts += pytest
    recipe = zc.recipe.egg
    eggs = gocept.pytestlayer
           <YOUR PACKAGE HERE>
  • Write a creating fixtures for your layers:

    from gocept.pytestlayer import fixture

    As long as there are any fixtures missing, the plugin will tell you about layers that need to be included. Calling py.test -x will make this process faster (as it makes the runner stop at the first error).

    Make sure to put the inside a directory that is a parent of all directories that contain tests that use layers, so it is found by pytest whenever needed.

Developing gocept.pytestlayer


gocept <>, Godefroid Chapelle <>

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Change log for gocept.pytestlayer

1.0 (2013-08-28)

  • Initial release.

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