Tests

The filosofy to test is:

Distribution Ansible 2.9 Ansible 2.10 Ansible devel
Alpine latest yes yes yes
Alpine edge yes yes yes
Archlinux (base) yes yes yes
CentOS 7 yes yes yes
CentOS latest yes yes yes
Debian stable yes yes yes
Debian latest yes yes yes
Debian unstable yes yes yes
Fedora latest yes yes yes
Fedora rawhide yes yes yes
OpenSuse Leap yes yes yes
OpenSuse Tumbleweed yes yes yes
Ubuntu Artful (17) yes yes yes
Ubuntu latest yes yes yes
Ubuntu devel yes yes yes

Read [this page to understand the tools (Travis, Molecule and Tox)](tox-molecule-travis.html] better.

There are multiple tests configured, here is how they relate.

Unit tests

To test an Ansible role, Travis CI runs molecule on a commit. This verifies that the role does it’s job, but does not ensure that it works in combination with other roles.

Time based unit tests

Because distributions, molecule, and ansible change over time, a monthly test is done to all roles. The first letter of the role determines the day it’s tested. For example ansible-role-example start with an e, runs on the 5th of the month.