Re: A proposal...
Just a side node, some days ago I just realized that the source package
of the apache2 package in Debian seems to include the test suite for the
purpose of running it as part of the continuous integration test
In my recently provided bugfix (#62186) I included a change of the test
suite, but so far it looks like it isn't integrated yet (do I really
need to file a separate bugzilla in the other project for that?).
From the experience with doing so, I agree with others that in the long
run maintaining some Perl-based test framework will probably make
contributions pretty unpopular, especially for contributors that didn't
work with Perl before.
For the addition of new regression tests (as others suggested) it would
be pretty cool if they can be added in a somewhat more popular
(scripting) language (Python and pytest were already mentioned). Yet the
number of test frameworks to execute should stay at a manageable low number.
That being said, I am all for extending the use of any test framework.