54.1 House of Cards (minor release)

Right on the heels of the 54.0 release, the Avocado team would like to apologize for a mistake that made into that version. The following change, as documented on 54.0 has been reverted on this 54.1 release:

  • Test ID format Avocado has been using for a while received a minor tweak, to allow for better serialization into some filesystem types, such as Microsoft Windows’ ones. Basically, the character that precedes the variant name, a separator, used to be ;, which is not allowed on some filesystems. Now, a + character is used. A Test ID sleeptest.py:SleepTest.test;short-beaf on a previous Avocado version is now sleeptest.py:SleepTest.test+short-beaf.

The reason for the revert and the new release, is that the actual character causing trouble in Windows filesystems was “lost in translation”. The culprit was the : character, and not ;. This means that the Variant ID separator character change was unnecessary, and another fix is necessary.

Release documentation: Avocado 54.1

The major changes introduced on this version are listed below, roughly categorized into major topics and intended audience:

For more information, please check out the complete Avocado changelog.