Google Summer of Code with Nuitka 5th Weekly Check-in

tommyli3318
Published: 07/30/2019

1. What did you do this week?
This week, I continued to work on my script which automates the testing of nuitka-wheel pytest. Details can be found on my pull request: https://github.com/Nuitka/Nuitka/pull/440

The script automates the manual testing of comparing pytest results of a nuitka compiled wheel using `python setup.py bdist_nuitka` to the pytest results of an uncompiled wheel built using `python setup.py bdist_wheel` for the most popular PyPI packages. Testing is done to ensure that nuitka is building the wheel correctly. If the pytests pass/fail in the same way, that means Nuitka built the wheel properly. Else if the tests differ, then something is wrong. Virtualenv is used to create a clean environment with no outside pollution.

Testing has been improved and extended to many more PyPI packages.


2. What is coming up next?
Perfect the script in preparation for merging and work on documentations.


3. Did you get stuck anywhere?
Some PyPI packages are special and require special handling during automation. I skipped these for the sake of speed, but I will need to get back to them in the future.

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