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Test runner for py.test with web GUI

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Test runner for py.test test framework with web GUI

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Getting Started

pukinje is a browser application intended to run on a spare monitor. It shows results of automated tests in realtime. Currently, the only supported test framework is py.test.

To use purkinje:

Create a virtual environment for purkinje and activate it:

mkvirtualenv purkinje
workon purkinje

Install purkinje:

pip install purkinje

Optionally, create a configuration file purkinje.yml with the following contents:

    logLevel: debug
    debugMode: yes
    serverPort: 5000
    serverHost: localhost

Launch it:

purkinje -f purkinje.yml

or, without configuration file:


Open it in a browser:

google-chrome http://localhost:5000/

Prepare your Python/py.test project for reporting to purkinje. In your project’s virtualenv, install the py.test plugin for purkinje:

pip install pytest-purkinje

Run your tests. The results should be visible in the browser:


Alternatively, you may run purkinje_runner in your project directory. It will automatically detect changes the the sources and execute py.test:


Known Limitations

  • Security: There is no access restriction; for now, use only on the local machine

    • Anyone can use the web application
    • Anyone can send test results to the purkinje server

    By default, the server is running on localhost and not accessible from other machines.

  • Only a single test suite

    If you run multiple purkinje-enabled test suites simultaneously, test results will get mixed up. This might change in a future version.

Build Status

Branch Status
dev travis-dev
master travis-master

Coverage: coveralls

System Requirements

  • Currently, only Python 2.7.x is supported because of gevent. In the future, if gevent should support Python 3, purkinje should also support it. Alternatively, gevent might get replaced e.g. by guv.
  • tested on Ubuntu 14.04
  • needs a modern browser that supports WebSockets

Supported Python versions

  • Currently, only 2.7.x is supported. Python 3 support is blocked by the following packages:

    cssmin gevent (which is blocking gevent-websocket) inotifyx (which is blocking gevent_inotifyx)

Supported Operating Systems

  • The server part has only been tested on Ubuntu Linux 14.04 64 bit
  • The web application should work on any operating system using a modern browser (tested with Chrome 40 and Firefox 35)


Some minor changes were omitted from this list. For details, see git log.

Release 0.1.4


  • Fixed formatting in README.rst

Release 0.1.3


  • Fixed formatting in README.rst

Release 0.1.2


  • Optional configuration file
  • logLevel, debugMode, serverPort configurable
  • disabled desktop notifications
  • Arial as fallback for Droid Sans font (the latter may not be available on Windows)

Release 0.1.1


  • Hide button for creation of dummy data

Release 0.1.0


  • Basic functionality: ability to display running test suite
  • restricted to local network interface (no access restriction on sending and viewing test results)

Start of Development


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