Tests

Tests are divided in unit tests and integration tests.

The test coverage is currently incomplete. More tests will be added in the future.

Unit Tests

Note

The GStreamer unit tests will require a camera for indexing. It is also advised to have the gige-daemon running to speed up test runs.

Unit tests are implemented with the help of the catch2 framework.

To execute unit tests, build the project and call make test.

To retrieve verbose output without calling a single test executable, set the environment variable CTEST_OUTPUT_ON_FAILURE=1

export CTEST_OUTPUT_ON_FAILURE=1

Integration Tests

Integration tests are tests that verify the proper interaction of multiple elements. This would, for example, include the execution of complete GStreamer pipelines.

They are not executed automatically.

Release Tests

Release Tests are tests that are run to ensure no problems arise when deploying tiscamera. This includes the building of different tiscamera configurations. They are not executed automatically.

Manual Tests

The following tests are executed by a tester before publication of a new release. The tests are executed on the current reference system.

For most tests, the following configuration is assumed: cmake -DBUILD_ARAVIS=ON -DBUILD_USB=ON -DBUILD_LIBUSB=ON -DBUILD_TESTS=ON -DBUILD_TOOLS=ON ..

  • [ ] Building/Installation

    • [ ] The README instructions are clear and correct.

    • [ ] scripts/install-dependencies.sh installs all required dependencies for compilation/run time

    • [ ] tests/release/build-configurations.py runs without error.

    • [ ] make test executes without errors. Requires installation or sourcing of env.sh.

    • [ ] make package creates a Debian package that is installable and executable. See Package Testing.

    • [ ] Sourcing env.sh sets all paths correctly

    • [ ] tcam-ctrl -l lists all devices.

      • [ ] tcam-capture can be started and works as expected.

      • [ ] camera-ip-conf -l works

    • [ ] installation works

      • [ ] sudo make install runs without warnings/error

      • [ ] sudo systemctl start gige-daemon.service

  • [ ] tcam-capture

    • [ ] Starting with --fullscreen opens in fullscreen mode

    • [ ] Starting with --serial opens the device with the given serial.

    • [ ] Starting with --format <caps string> opens the last device with the described format.

    • [ ] Pressing the fit-to-view button resizes the display area fit the current window size.

    • [ ] ROI display

      • [ ] ROIs can be adjusted via mouse

      • [ ] ROIs can be moved via mouse

    • [ ] hotkeys

      • [ ] trigger button works Active trigger mode and press the trigger button to receive a new image (default: spacebar).

      • [ ] reopen the device dialog Reopen the device dialog to select a new device (default: ctrl-o).

      • [ ] Pressing F11 or f toggles fullscreen mode

  • [ ] evironment

    • [ ] TCAM_LOG

      • [ ] Setting TCAM_LOG=DEBUG enables debug output.

      • [ ] Setting TCAM_LOG=OFF disables any output log.

    • [ ] TCAM_GIGE_PACKET_SIZE works

      • [ ] export TCAM_GIGE_PACKET_SIZE=XXXX
        use TCAM_LOG=DEBUG gst-launch-1.0 tcambin serial=<serial> ! videoconvert ! ximagesink
        to verify the size.
  • [ ] GStreamer Elements

    • [ ] tcamsrc

      • [ ] tcamsrc property drop-incomplete-frames=false delivers incomplete frames. Testable by changing the mtu.

      • [ ] delivers correct GstMeta data

    • [ ] tcamautoexposure

      • [ ] auto exposure changes the exposure value

      • [ ] increasing auto exposure min increases the lowest possible exposure value the algorithm chooses. - [ ] auto exposure max is correctly limited by the used framerate. - [ ] lowering auto exposure max causes adjustments by the algorithms when high exposure values are set.

      • [ ] auto gain changes the gain value.

        • [ ] increasing auto gain min increases the lowest possible gain value the algorithm chooses.

        • [ ] lowering auto gain max causes adjustments by the algorithms when high gain values are set.

      • [ ] auto iris changes the iris value

        • [ ] iris is on maximum opening when exposure/gain adjustments are sufficient

        • [ ] iris closes when image becomes the bright and exposure/gain are already at their minim values.

  • [ ] USB

    • [ ] extension units are correctly loaded when

      • [ ] USB 2

      • [ ] USB 23

      • [ ] USB 33/37

    • [ ] UDEV

      • [ ] extension units are correctly loaded when a camera is attached

      • [ ] libusb cameras like the afu050 can be opened

Package Testing

The following steps are to be taken to ensure proper package integrity. These steps should be executed on a vanilla reference system.

  • [ ] sudo apt install tiscamera-*.deb installs the package without warnings etc.

  • [ ] The gige-daemon is running.

    • [ ] The gige-daemon is running after a reboot.

  • [ ] tcam-ctrl -l lists all expected devices and has no waiting period.

  • [ ] tcam-ctrl -p <serial> lists all properties for a UVC camera (this verifies tcam-uvc-extension-loader).

  • [ ] gst-launch-1.0 tcambin ! videoconvert ! ximagesink opens the first device and displays an image.

  • [ ] tcam-capture correctly interacts with cameras

    • [ ] camera images and The Imaging Source icon are correctly displayed.

  • [ ] The documenation can be opened and used. Default path: /usr/share/theimagingsource/tiscamera/documentation/index.html

  • [ ] sudo apt remove tiscamera removes the package without warnings, etc.