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owTvQtWidgetShow refactoring

Stéphane Albert requested to merge 1778-test-refactoring-owTvQtWidgetShow into develop


Refactoring owTvQtWidgetShow in order to optimize processing time such as described in #1778.


This test loads all OTB-applications (one dynamic library per OTB-Application) and displays their GUI (loading of Qt dynamic-libraries). Since each OTB-applications command-line is already tested individually, this test only ensures that the GUI window could be displayed and, then, could be reduced to displaying only one OTB-Application : TestApplication.

Implementation Details

Classes and files

The test-driver has been optimized as following :

  • Direct parsing of command-line arguments and removal of needless copy into temporary container
  • Removal of OTB-application listing
  • Replacement of for-each OTB-application loop by single instantiation of TestApplication (Main improvement)
  • Replacement of QDockWidget for otb::Wrapper::QtProgressReport by single Layout lowers Qt resources usage

Additional notes

The processing time of this test falls from 111.65s+ (fastest platform) to:

  • 2.19s on hulk
  • 7.21s on leod
  • 13.07 on megatron

TestApplication could be reviewed and upgraded in order to include Qt widgets of all parameters.


The copyright owner is CNES and has signed the ORFEO ToolBox Contributor License Agreement.

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  • All discussions are resolved
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  • The feature branch is (reasonably) up-to-date with the base branch
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Edited by Victor Poughon

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