Cantata Technical Note – Command Line Installation

There are multiple parts to a Cantata installation depending on your specific environment and what functionality you are going to us

  • Configuring Licensing
  • Installing the Cantata base (or core) tools
  • Deploying or installing a Cantata compiler library
  • Installing the Cantata Eclipse user interface, or installing into an existing Eclipse Installation
  • Setting up Cantata Server, required by Cantata Trace and Team Reporting

The ‘Quick Installation’ performs all of the above parts for you.

After the Cantata base (or core) tools have been installed, compiler-specific libraries must be installed and configured for your platform. Section 3.1 of this guide provides instructions for installing the core tools and Eclipse user interface, and Section 5.1 describes the process of adding the libraries.

If you do not have a valid licence or access to a licence server in your organisation, you will need to arrange this before commencing the installation. Please contact your supplier or Cantata Technical Support (see Section 9.3).

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Standard and Full Target Deployments – Cantata Technical Note

This Technical Note sets out the technical and commercial differences between Standard and Full Cantata target deployments.

This document is not intended to be used as a replacement for the manuals and other documentation supplied with Cantata. It should be used in combination with these to best utilise Cantata within your environment.

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Adding Extra Information to Reports – Cantata Technical Note

This Technical Note provides step by step instructions for users to add extra information in Cantata Test Scripts and to format this for inclusion in Cantata Test Reports. This information may be useful in generated test reports to meet requirements which are specific to your organisation.

Instructions are given for how to add new text elements to the generated results files and for how to configure the display of these text elements in the Cantata Full HTML Test Report. The instructions for changing and storing XLST files are also applicable, should you wish to add the Cantata HTML Test Report styles included in the Cantata Report Viewer. The document is not intended to be used as a replacement for the manuals and other documentation supplied with Cantata. It should be used in combination with these to best utilise Cantata within your environment.

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Command Line Use – Cantata Technical Note

This Technical Note explains the use of Cantata from the command line and it’s available functionality. However, using the Cantata IDE will give you the extra benefit of graphical interface for editing test scripts and diagnosis tools which are not available from the command line. This document should be read in conjunction with the Cantata Installation Guide for the relevant Cantata Version.

The following technical note sets out the different options available for running Cantata from the command line. Although Cantata uses Eclipse® as an IDE to generate and edit test scripts along with running the test executable, it is also possible to create test scripts and run them from the command line.

It should be noted that Cantata tool functionality is limited with the command line only options. Use of the IDE provides much more efficient editing and management of tests and significant results diagnosis capabilities which are not available from the command line. Cantata tests are implemented in C or C++ files, and as such are fully editable in any source code editor which also synchronise with the graphical IDE elements, providing the choice to testers for how they wish to edit tests.

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Cantata Technical Note – Deployment Preparation

This Technical Note provides guidance on what is required before starting a Cantata Deployment. This document does not discuss how to do the deployment but how to approach a deployment before starting the Cantata Deployment Editor.

A Cantata Deployment will allow a cross-compiler to compile a C/C++ source file containing Cantata directives which will test and gather coverage on a specific target.

The preparation of a target deployment is a challenging task but by following this document your deployment will become quicker and easier.

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Integration with Intland codeBeamer – Cantata Technical Note

Cantata provides bi-directional traceability between the user’s requirements or test plans and Cantata test scripts and test cases, as required by all main software safety standards. This technical note provides instructions for configuring the Cantata Trace & Intland codeBeamer® using ReqIF and details the roundtrip process.

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