pytest-xdist_ plugin extends py.test with some unique
test execution modes:
test run parallelization: if you have multiple CPUs or hosts you can use
those for a combined test run. This allows to speed up
development or to use special resources of
--boxed: (not available on Windows) run each test in a boxed_
subprocess to survive
SEGFAULTS or otherwise dying processes
--looponfail: run your tests repeatedly in a subprocess. After each run
py.test waits until a file in your project changes and then re-runs
the previously failing tests. This is repeated until all tests pass
after which again a full run is performed.
Multi-Platform_ coverage: you can specify different Python interpreters
or different platforms and run tests in parallel on all of them.
Before running tests remotely,
py.test efficiently "rsyncs" your
program source code to the remote place. All test results
are reported back and displayed to your local terminal.
You may specify different Python versions and interpreters.