69.0 The King’s Choice

The Avocado team is proud to present another LTS (Long Term Stability) release: Avocado 69.0, AKA “The King’s Choice”, is now available!

Release documentation: Avocado 69.0

LTS Release

For more information on what a LTS release means, please read RFC: Long Term Stability.

For a complete list of changes from the last LTS release to this one, please refer to 69.0 LTS.

The major changes introduced on this version (when compared to 68.0) are listed below, roughly categorized into major topics and intended audience:

Bug Fixes

  • INSTRUMENTED tests would not send content to the test’s individual log files when the logger name was not avocado.test. Now tests can declare and use their own logger (with their own names) and the content will be directed to the test’s own log files.

  • The JSON result plugin would store empty failure data as a string representation of Python’s None, instead of JSON’s own null. Because the JSON file is used internally between the local and remote runners, the Human UI would show a "None" “failure” reason when tests succeeded.

Internal Changes

  • Document the Copr repo, including the repository build status for our packages on our README and Getting Started pages.

  • Documentation improvements with a more accurate list of available plugins.

  • Deployment checks for a setup of Avocado and Avocado-VT installed via PIP from the latest sources were added.

  • Deployment checks for a setup of Avocado and Avocado-VT installed via the Copr repository packages were added.

  • Reliability improvements for the unittest selftests.test_utils.ProcessTest.test_process_start.

  • Skip the unittest selftests.test_utils_network when the Python netifaces library is not available.

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