Thursday, November 29, 2007

Gallio / MbUnit v3 Alpha 1 Release

Today we decided to cut an early preview release of the Gallio Automation Platform and MbUnit v3.

Download the combined installer from here.

Alpha 1 marks a significant milestone: much of the groundwork is in place.  It doesn't look like much yet, but there's a whole lot going on inside.  We can run MbUnit v2, MbUnit v3, NUnit v2 and xUnit.Net beta 2 tests in a variety of ways, generate reports, write plugins, and produce installer packages with integrated documentation.  We can also do nifty things like embed attachments, such as WatiN screenshots, into reports.

However, this release is primarily of interest to fellow toolsmiths.  We do not recommend using it in a production environment at this time.  This is a work in progress.  Some parts are already quite polished but there are still many loose ends.  Many planned features are absent.  We appreciate your interest and support in our efforts!

Alpha 2 will consolidate what we've accomplished with Alpha 1 to deliver a genuinely useful product.  We plan to incorporate more work from NBehave, NUnit and other teams we are bringing on board.  In addition, we'll pick up the pace on the development of the end-user tools (particularly the GUI) and of the framework components.  This is also when MbUnit v3 will begin to blossom.

And we'll take it from there...

If you are interested in learning more about the Gallio Automation Platform and MbUnit v3, please join us on the Gallio-Dev or MbUnit-Dev mailing lists.

P.S.: I'll try to get some screenshots and a walkthrough up soon.