Re: [AMBER-Developers] Looking for another volunteer--make a "fast" test suite?

From: Hai Nguyen <>
Date: Wed, 06 Sep 2017 13:12:22 +0000

Per broken commit: I think the typical workflow is: if the commit broke the
test case or broke the build, we should revert the commit immediately and
let the author fix that in different branch and then merge back to master
if all are ok. It's really hard to fix things after a tons of commit. So
hopefully no one feels upset if your commit was reverted.

.Dave: per download time: i will check, and would be great if that work.
That makes running full test suit in just 30 minutes.


On Wed, Sep 6, 2017 at 9:01 AM David A Case <> wrote:

> Hi everyone:
> It's clear that people are generally not running tests before making
> commits to master. Part of that is bad habits, but a big part is probably
> that it takes forever to run the full test suite.
> So, I'm looking for a volunteer to create a "fast/short" test suite: i.e.
> a target in $AMBERHOME/test/Makefile that would cover the basics and could
> complete in a few minutes. Some discretion is needed, but such a thing
> would clearly skip the mmpbsa/FEW tests, only do a few of the hundreds
> of qmmm tests, etc. This could skip problematic tests as well, so the
> expectation would be that everything in the "fast/short" suite would PASS.
> Then we could really lean on people who make commits to master that break
> things, and automated nightly tests could (often) use just the shorter
> version.
> I don't think it is really necessary to do this for pmemd, since those
> tests run reasonably quickly as is. But I'm open to counterarguments
> there.
> Post a note on amber-developers if you decide to take this on, so we don't
> get
> duplicate efforts.
> ...thx...dac
> p.s.: my last request for help worked great: Lachele was able to bring
> the wiki up to current php standards, and to demonstrate that the code
> worked on her machine. That enabled me to push our admins to find the
> problem at, which turned out to be a glitch in the way remote
> storage was configured. (Before that, our admins just said "there must
> be something wrong with your code.")
> So kudo's to Lachele. Let me know if you see things wrong with
> Hai: you might see if download times have improved.
> Jamie: we don't have a fix yet for the font/color change you requested.
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