Test architecture

Files tree and organization

   +-- etc
   |   +-- aft-yourbinding.json
   |   +-- CMakeLists.txt
   +-- fixture
   |   +-- a-script.sh
   |   +-- any-needed.data
   |   +-- CMakeLists.txt
   |   +-- data.json
   +-- tests
   |   +-- CMakeLists.txt
   |   +-- test01.lua
   |   +-- test02.lua
   |   ...

To integrate tests in your project, create a test subfolder at your project root directory and fulfill it with appropriate files like shown as above.

To make it simple you’ll have to write your tests using lua language and store it in the tests folder (as shown above) and create a JSON configuration file aft-yourbinding.json to be able to launch your tests. You’ll see in the next section how to write a proper configuration file.

Note that if you create a new json file, its name has to start with “aft-“ followed by the binder’s name. (e.g. aft-low-can for the low-level-can-service)

Integration with CMake using App-templates

To make the link between your test files, config files, data files and the test binding, you will have to integrate them with CMake using the App-templates.

First you will have to create your CMake target using PROJECT_TARGET_ADD with your target name as parameter, it will include the target to your project.

Then add your data files using add_input_files with your files in parameter.

Use SET_TARGET_PROPERTIES to fit the targets properties for macros usage. Here you have to specify what type of your targets you want to include in the widget package using the property LABELS. It will most likely either be TEST-DATA or TEST-CONFIG.

Here is the LABELS list:

  • TEST-CONFIG: JSON configuration files that will be used by the afb-test binding to know how to execute tests.
  • TEST-DATA: Resources used to test your binding. It is at least your test plan and also could be fixtures and any files needed by your tests. These files will appear in a separate test widget.
  • TEST-PLUGIN: Shared library meant to be used as a binding plugin. Binding would load it as a plugin to extend its functionalities. It should be named with a special extension that you choose with SUFFIX cmake target property or it’d be .ctlso by default.
  • TEST-HTDOCS: Root directory of a web app. This target has to build its directory and put its files in the ${CMAKE_CURRENT_BINARY_DIR}/${TARGET_NAME}
  • TEST-EXECUTABLE: Entry point of your application executed by the AGL Application Framework
  • TEST-LIBRARY: An external 3rd party library bundled with the binding for its own use in case the platform doesn’t provide it.

Here is a mapping between LABELS and directories where files will be placed in the widget:

  • EXECUTABLE : <wgtrootdir>/bin
  • BINDING-CONFIG : <wgtrootdir>/etc
  • PLUGIN : <wgtrootdir>/lib/plugins
  • HTDOCS : <wgtrootdir>/htdocs
  • BINDING-DATA : <wgtrootdir>/var
  • DATA : <wgtrootdir>/var

And about test dedicated LABELS:

  • TEST-EXECUTABLE : <TESTwgtrootdir>/bin
  • TEST-CONFIG : <TESTwgtrootdir>/etc
  • TEST-PLUGIN : <TESTwgtrootdir>/lib/plugins
  • TEST-HTDOCS : <TESTwgtrootdir>/htdocs
  • TEST-DATA : <TESTwgtrootdir>/var

TIP you should use the prefix afb- with your BINDING* targets which stand for **Application Framework Binding.

You will find in further description about it here.

Here is an example of a proper CMake file to include your LUA test files:


    file(GLOB LUA_FILES "*.lua")


Build the test widget

Using CMake Apps module or app-templates

Note the CMake module is the new way to use app-templates

To launch tests on a target board, you need to build a test widget. Using the SDK, you only have to set the variable BUILD_TEST_WGT=TRUE when configuring the project.

Example from another project than afb-test:

mkdir build
cd build
make widget

Without using CMake Apps module or app-templates

Like you’d build a regular widget create a directory where you’ll put your tests materials: LUA tests, configuration and fixture files.

Then create in that directory a bin directory where you’ll put this script and name it launcher. To finish, you’ll also need a widget configuration file. You can use the example provided here and edit it to fit your needs by replacing the variables surrounded by @ characters.

Example from another project than afb-test:

cd build
mkdir -p package-test/bin
cd package-test
wget https://gerrit.automotivelinux.org/gerrit/gitweb?p=apps/app-templates.git;a=blob_plain;f=test-widget/launcher.sh.in;h=005c43357db3daa71b66d95d2486cd13f5cee482;hb=refs/heads/master -O bin/launcher
wget https://gerrit.automotivelinux.org/gerrit/gitweb?p=apps/app-templates.git;a=blob_plain;f=test-widget/test-config.xml.in;hb=refs/heads/master -O config.xml
vim config.xml

Then once your widget content directory is complete, use wgtpkg-pack utility to create the test widget.

wgtpkg-pack -f -o <project_name>-test.wgt package-test

Run the test widget on the target

Once built you can send the wgt file to your target board and launch the tests using afm-test as follow:

afm-test <path-to-your-test.wgt>

afm-test installs the test wgt file, then runs it and uninstalls it.

CAUTION: Be cautious to not specify a regular widget’s app, else it will be uninstalled at the end of the operation. So, if it was an important service/binding, others bindings or apps relying on it won’t work.