Looking for build management and/or testing and/or bug tracking advice/software for Windows.

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    I'm working on a largeish (10s of thousands of line) Windows software
    project.

    We're using the CVS source control system for the project, which works
    fairly well.

    However, the time has now come to do overnight builds, run automatic
    tests, and set up a bug tracking system. I'm looking for advice on how
    to do this, and what software to us.

    Firstly, the overnight builds:
    This should just be a matter of running a scheduler to checkout the
    latest code, and do a build on the latest makefile, and email the
    developers if there's a problem.
    In the past, I've worked on Windows systems that have used cygwin and
    python to do this. This is flexible and not too difficult, but fidlly
    and ad-hoc. Is there a better way?

    Secondly, the overnight testing:
    Our program essentially runs from script files, so automatically
    running these (after the build) should be no problem. However, a
    system that could simulate mouse events would be usedful.
    Again, in the past, I've used cygwin and python to do this (non gui)
    testing. Is there a better way? What is available to do gui testing?

    Thirdly bug -tracking:
    It's a while since I've looked at the various bug tracking software
    that's availabe. What are the current ones of choice?

    Are there any decent integrated solutions to do all/most of the above?


    (Apologies if this is the wrong group for these questions - if it is,
    I'd be obliged if you'd point me to the correct one )

    Thanks very much,
    Jim Williams



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    Jim Williams, Nov 18, 2003
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  2. Suddenly, Jim Williams sprang forth and uttered these pithy words:
    > **** Post for FREE via your newsreader at post.usenet.com ****
    >
    > I'm working on a largeish (10s of thousands of line) Windows software
    > project.
    >
    > We're using the CVS source control system for the project, which works
    > fairly well.
    >
    > However, the time has now come to do overnight builds, run automatic
    > tests, and set up a bug tracking system. I'm looking for advice on how
    > to do this, and what software to us.


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    Aaron Lawrence, Nov 19, 2003
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