Ideas for testing Connector/C++ and Connector/OpenOffice.org
This is brainstorming, no more.
We have a rich set of JDBC tests but only few SDBC and dedicated Connector/C++ tests. SDBC is based on JDBC 1.0 and Connector/C++ will support even higher versions of JDBC. Thus it seems interesting to use the MySQL Connector/J (JDBC) tests - its 100k loc of unit tests.
Recall that on the long run Connector/OpenOffice.org will be a wrapper of Connector/C++. Finding ways to test Connector/C++ means finding ways to test at least parts of Connector/OpenOffice.org
Ocke has developed a JDBC2SDBC wrapper.
We could run the JDBC tests using JNI and load Connector/C++ as an external library into Java.
We could use UNO to run the Java/JDBC tests against the C++ based Connector/OpenOffice.
This might require a running OOo in the background.
Manual conversion of JDBC tests into C++
Given that we need to convert 100k loc, its unlikely that this can be accomplished in a timely manner in order to achieve continous integration testing.
(Semi-)Automatic conversion of JDBC tests into C++
Develop a conversion tool which handles the most basic and time consuming conversions.