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FunnelWeb Developer Manual

1.5 Testing FunnelWeb

Once you have obtained a binary executable, you should test FunnelWeb before using it or making it available to users. FunnelWeb comes with a comprehensive regression test suite. Here's how to use it:

  1. Set the default directory to be the scripts directory.
  2. If you are on a Macintosh, copy the FunnelWeb executable into the scripts directory.
  3. Edit the script master.fws. Locate the section called "Define Symbol For the Root Test Directory" and define the R symbol to point to the FunnelWeb root directory fwdir. The examples in the comments in the script should make it clear what is required.
  4. Invoke FunnelWeb to execute the master test script with the command line fw +xmaster

The master.fws script should run for a minute or two. If all goes well, you will find a differences report on your screen reporting zero differences. If this happens, then FunnelWeb has been fully tested and is ready to be made available to users. You should delete all the files in the results directory.

If you run into any problems, please write a short report describing the problem and mail it to me (Ross Williams ( I may not be able to help you with it immediately, but I certainly want to know that a problem exists, so that it can be corrected in future releases of FunnelWeb.

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