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SubUnit details parser - Test detail attachment extractor.

Project Description
  • Python 3.x
  • python-subunit
  • testtools
  • Corey Goldberg, 2014

About subunitdetails:

subunitdetails takes a binary encoded subunit stream, and extracts test details (content object attachments) and saves them to the filesystem.

Using subunitdetails to extract content object attachments:

Invoke the subunitdetails script, with a subunit file name as an argument. It will extract the embedded content objects (test details) from the subunit result, into the current directory:

$ subunitdetails <file_name>

About SubUnit:

SubUnit is a streaming protocol for test results. The protocol is a binary encoding that is easily generated and parsed. By design all the components of the protocol conceptually fit into the xUnit TestCase -> TestResult interaction.

About Test Details:

Details are MIME-based content objects that may be attached to a TestCase. This is done using the testtools library (extensions to Python’s standard unittest lib). It allows you to attach any information that you could possibly conceive of to a test, and allows testtools to use or serialize that information.

Using subunit, the encoded stream can be parsed. Test suite results and attached Details (with MIME-types) can then be retrieved.

Installing subunitdetails:

subunit-details uses standard python packaging via setuptools.

There are a few ways to install subunitdetails.

  • Install from PyPI using pip (system-wide):

    $ sudo pip install subunitdetails
  • Install from PyPI using pip, into a virtualenv::

    $ virtualenv -p python3 .env
    $ source .env/bin/activate
    $ pip install subunitdetails
  • Clone the dev repository and install, using a virtualenv:

    $ git clone
    $ cd subunitdetails
    $ virtualenv -p python3 .env
    $ source .env/bin/activate
    $ python3 setup install
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