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A wrapper for the Zope testrunner providing email support, HTML generation and RSS support

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haufe.testrunner (HTR)

haufe.testrunner is a wrapper around the standard Zope 2 testrunner (usually started using “zopectl test…”. haufe.testrunner is designed to run regular tests for different Zope configurations or sandboxes. It supports a configurable testing environment, reporting in plain text or HTML, email notifications and RSS. haufe.testrunner is basically designed to be run through cron in order to test ongoing projects (continues integration).


  • SQLAlchemy>=0.4.6


haufe.testrunner is available directly from the HaufeComponents repository:

svn co svn+ssh:// haufe.testrunner
python2.4 install

or by easy_install’ing directly from the repository:

easy_install svn+ssh:// haufe.testrunner

or it can be installed from an existing egg using easy_install:

easy_install haufe.runner-x.y.z.egg

Ensure that your PYTHONPATH is set properly and included $SOFTWARE_HOME/lib/python (in order to import zope.component and other Zope 3 related modules properly)

Using haufe.testrunner

haufe.testrunner will install a command-line skript htr. htr requires a configuration file that defines your testing environment.



# Path to instance home of sandbox

# unique string for the sandbox (used for mail, reports)

# comma-seperated list of products or packages to be tested
packages = Products.PageTemplates,

# comma-seperated list of email addresses to send positive emails

# comma-seperated list of email addresses to send negative emails

# Base URL of the webserver pointing to your sandbox

# run testrunner with coverage option (optional, default: no coverage)
coverage = 1

# sender email address
sender_address =

# Database DSN
dsn = postgres://user:password@host/dbname

# optional support for integration tests:
# (the test_suite() method must check the environment variable
integration_tests = 1

# optional name for zope start script default ist set to 'zopectl`

# optional paramter to set test options
#runner_options=-s -a

# For Selenium tests (optional) we use a dedicated [selenium] section

# hostname where the Selenium RC server is running
testrunner_host = hostname

# port number of the Selenium RC server
testrunner_port = 4444

# instance_url - the given URL is exposed to selenium testcases derived
# from haufe.selenium.SeleniumTestcase as self.instance_url. This allows
# you to run Selenium tests against different remote servers
instance_url = http://zopedev2:16180

# For integration tests we can run the tests against an existing ZEO server
# instead of using DemoStorage
host = zopedev2
port = 22222

Start haufe.testrunner using:

htr --conf /path/to/yourconfig

The optional options –mail and –rss control the generation of mail notifications and a RSS feed. If you specify –update then haufe.testrunner will update your Products, lib/python and Base directory before running the tests.

–clean will remove directories with testrunner logs that are older than one week

–db will save all results within a database (see below)

Database integration:

All results can be optionally stored within a relational database (for external reporting, RSS feeds, webfrontend etc.).

Creating the database:

htr_bootstrap -dt

The database must be specified using the environment variable TESTING_DSN, e.g.:

export TESTING_DSN=postgres://username:password@dbhost/TestrunnerDB

For storing the results within the database pass the –db option to the htr script.

The DSN can also specified using the ‘dsn’ option within the configuration file (see above).

You need to create the database first by calling the htr_bootstrap script first (see above).


haufe.testrunner was written by Andreas Jung for Haufe Mediengruppe, Freiburg, Germany and ZOPYX Ltd. & Co. KG, Tuebingen, Germany.


haufe.testrunner is licensed under the Zope Public License 2.1.

See the included ZPL.txt file.


ZOPYX Ltd. & Co. KG
Andreas Jung
Charlottenstr. 37/1
D-72070 Tuebingen, Germany
E-mail: info at zopyx dot com


0.6.13 (12.05.2011)

  • ‘support_zope213’ compatibility option

0.6.12 (11.01.2011)

  • fixed syntax error in

0.6.10 (15.12.2010)

  • support for ‘sender_address’ option

0.6.9 (03.02.2009)

  • relaxed SQLAlchemy version pinning
  • ‘support_zope28’ compatiblity option (10.11.2008)

  • ‘logdata’ is now ascii-only (23.10.2008)

  • fixed a potential bug with logdata having a different encoding than the database encoding (12.09.2008)

  • pinned SQLAlchemy to 0.4.7p1, cause of error in db connection

0.6.8 (15.07.2008)

  • fixed orphan handling issue in

0.6.7 (10.07.2008)

  • fixed handling of ‘tests_failed’ causing false mail alerts

0.6.6 (04.07.2008)

  • simplified code for removing a complete testrunner and all associated rows

0.6.5 (03.07.2008)

  • changed orphan handling

0.6.4 (03.07.2008)

  • fix in db purging code

0.6.3 (01.07.2008)

  • fixed dependencies

0.6.1 (01.07.2008)

  • import cleanup
  • added -x option to htr_bootstrap for removing a testrunner and all associated runs and results

0.6.0 (27.06.2008)

  • first public release (26.06.2008)

  • opps…no pdb please (26.06.2008)

  • a few fixes concerning RSS

0.5.6 (26.06.2008)

  • removed HTML mails
  • reports are no longer generated on the filesystem (DB only!)
  • adjustments to Grok-based web-frontend

0.5.5 (25.06.2008)

  • added cascade constraints

0.5.4 (25.06.2008)

  • refactored logfile parsing a bit
  • fixed issues with the ‘tests_ok’ flag

0.5.3 (24.06.2008)

  • minor regex fixes

0.5.2 (24.06.2008)

  • typos

0.5.1 (24.06.2008)

  • some internal fixes for getting the bootstrap code working

0.5.0 (24.06.2008)

  • compatibility with Zope 2.11 and zc.buildout
  • removed z3c.sqlalchemy dependency
  • using SQLAlchemy > 0.4.0 directly (declarative layer)

0.3.16 (20.06.2008)

  • fixed version

0.3.15 (19.06.2008)

  • added optional option runner_options first parameter used for package it should be –listdir or -s

0.3.14 (19.06.2008)

  • added optional option zope_start default is set to zopectl
  • added to option tests support for n

0.3.13 (05.05.2008)

  • added support for several instance_urlXXX’ options in section [selenium]
  • added option testrunner_https_port in section [selenium]

0.3.12 (unreleased)

  • added ‘logdata’ column

0.3.11 (23.04.2008)

  • bugfix in regular expressions

0.3.10 (21.04.2008)

  • typo

0.3.9 (18.04.2008)

  • fix in logfile parser code

0.3.8 (16.04.2008)

  • updated documentation

0.3.7 (26.03.2008)

  • resolved upload conflict

0.3.6 (26.03.2008)

  • reST fixes

0.3.5 (23.01.2008)

  • compatibility with SQLAlchemy 0.4.2
  • unicode fixes

0.3.5 (10.12.2007)

  • compatibility with SQLAlchemy 0.4.1

0.3.4 (31.10.2007)

  • compatibility with SQLAlchemy 0.4

0.3.3 (01.09.2007)

  • –restart option added
  • support for integration_tests option

0.3.2 (21.09.2007)

  • support for coverage
  • support for Selenium
  • optional support for running the testrunner against an exisiting ZEO server (using the [zeo] section within the testrunner configuration file)
  • determining repos_type on a per-directory basis

0.3.1 (07.09.2007)

  • added run.hostname, run.ipaddress

0.3.0 (06.09.2007)

  • DB support

0.2.1 (29.8.2007)

  • –mail-with-html option
  • exclude HTML from mail

0.2.0 (29.8.2007)

  • various minor glitches
  • should be production ready now

0.1.7 (29.8.2007)

  • CSS support

0.1.6 (29.8.2007)

  • must pass a list of email addresses to sendmail()

  • including report within RSS description

0.1.4 (27.8.2007)

  • fixes

0.1.3 (27.8.2007)

  • error fixes
  • README.txt
  • more checks

0.1.2 (26.8.2007)

  • some fixes

0.1.1 (26.8.2007)

  • RSS support

0.1.0 (25.8.2007)

  • initial release

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