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SmokeRunner::Multi - Manage smoke tests across multiple branches/checkouts/projects


  use SmokeRunner::Multi;

  my $runner = SmokeRunner::Multi->new();



This distribution was created to help manage the running of automated tests across multiple branches or checkouts.

Each branch is called a "test set", and sets are ordered based on various criteria. This class provide a high-level interface for getting the next set, running its tests, and reporting on them.

Also see the smokerunner-multi script that comes with this distribution.


This class provides the following methods:


Creates a new object.


Returns the next test set to be run.


This is a convenience method that can be used to run and report on the next test set in a single step.

As a convenience (mostly for testing), it returns the reporter object it creates internally.

$smoker->make_runner( ... )

This is a convenience method for making a SmokeRunner::Multi::Runner object of the class specified in the config file. Any parameters passed to this method will be passed on to the Runner class's constructor.

$smoker->make_reporter( ... )

This is a convenience method for making a SmokeReporter::Multi::Reporter object of the class specified in the config file. Any parameters passed to this method will be passed on to the Reporter class's constructor.


See SmokeRunner::Multi::Config for details on configuring the smoke runner. You need to create a minimal config file to do much of anything.


See the other classes in this distribution for more information: SmokeRunner::Multi::TestSet, SmokeRunner::Multi::Runner, SmokeRunner::Multi::Reporter, and SmokeRunner::Multi::Config.


Dave Rolsky, <>


Please report any bugs or feature requests to, or through the web interface at I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.


Copyright 2007 LiveText, Inc., All Rights Reserved.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

The full text of the license can be found in the LICENSE file included with this module.

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