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This just in: Google releases Mox

...which is a YAPMOF (yet another Python mock object framework). Find it here, and read more about it here. I'll definitely check it out soon.

Zach and sugarbot going strong in Google SoC

Zach Riggle has made very strong progress with his Google SoC project, sugarbot. The goal of the project is to create a tool that runs and tests OLPCSugar activities automatically. Zach needed a way to hook into the PyGTK code that Sugar is based on. After looking at various tools, he settled on kiwi. He managed to have sugarbot run as an activity inside Sugar, then launch any other activities that need to be tested. The test scripts are kept by an XML-RPC server that Zach wrote, and sugarbot-based clients get them from the server and run them. Just these last couple of days, Zach also managed to get the sugarbot activity launch automatically when the Sugar environment starts up.

You can see a screencast that Zach put together, as well as a list of his accomplishments so far, in this blog post. In the screencast, Zach shows how he automates the launching and testing of two Sugar activities, the Calculator and the Terminal. Very cool stuff.

It's been a pleasure mentoring Zach on his …