Testing Xapian

Xapian contains three types of code, which require different kinds of tests. The C++ libraries (xapian-core and xapian-letor) have a common test harness, and have extensive test suites written in C++. Omega, our pre-packaged web search app, has its own tests. Finally, the language bindings have “smoke tests” to check some basic functionality, and may have further tests for language-specific code, such as iterators (which generally work differently in language bindings than they do in C++, to make them more familiar to existing users of that programming language).

Generally, tests for any part of Xapian can be run using make check.