:author: Olivier Grisel
`trace2html` is a utility to convert execution coverage data obtained
with the `trace` module of the standard python library into a set of human
readable HTML documents showing sortable summary and annotated source files.
As usual, you can either use `sudo easy_install -U trace2html` or extract the
archive and run::
$ sudo python setup.py install
Use trace2html to directly compute the coverage of a test suite by
specifying the module you are interested in::
$ trace2html.py -w my_module --run-command ./my_testrunner.py
$ firefox coverage_dir/index.html
Or you can collect coverage data generated with trace.py::
$ /usr/lib/python2.4/trace.py -mc -C coverage_dir -f counts my_testrunner.py
Write a report in directory 'other_dir' from data collected in 'counts'::
$ trace2html.py -f counts -o other_dir
$ firefox other_dir/index.html
Use the `--help` option for more details.
`trace2html` is released under the GNU/GPL v2 license (see COPYING.txt for more
details) and uses the
I would not mind relicensing `trace2html` under a more liberal license such as
the Python or ZPL licenses but that would only be useful if someone find or
write a replacement for the WebFX Sortable Table JS file under a similar
license. SortableTable.js is currently under GPLv2.
Bug reports and patches
You can directly send bug reports and patches to my personnal email address::
Or you can use `bzr`__ to branch my repository::
$ bzr branch lp:trace2html
then publish your branch on some site and send me a merge request. Please
follow the `5-minute tutorial`__ if you are new to bzr.
`trace2html` is inspired by the `cobertura project`__ for java programs. It
__`5-minute tutorial`:: http://bazaar-vcs.org/QuickHackingWithBzr
__`cobertura project`:: http://cobertura.sourceforge.net
- packaging bugfixes (added missing files in the source distribution)
(thanks to Grig Gheorghiu for the bug reports)
- trace2html.py can now be directly used to collect coverage data
- new whitelist system to explicitely restrict the traced modules
- minor bugfix in options help message
- initial revision
TODO: Brief introduction on what you do with files - including link to relevant help section.