pytest-2.6.2: few fixes and cx_freeze support

pytest is a mature Python testing tool with more than a 1100 tests against itself, passing on many different interpreters and platforms. This release is drop-in compatible to 2.5.2 and 2.6.X. It also brings support for including pytest with cx_freeze or similar freezing tools into your single-file app distribution. For details see the CHANGELOG below.

See docs at:

As usual, you can upgrade from pypi via:

pip install -U pytest

Thanks to all who contributed, among them:

Floris Bruynooghe Benjamin Peterson Bruno Oliveira

have fun, holger krekel


  • Added function pytest.freeze_includes(), which makes it easy to embed pytest into executables using tools like cx_freeze. See docs for examples and rationale. Thanks Bruno Oliveira.
  • Improve assertion rewriting cache invalidation precision.
  • fixed issue561: adapt autouse fixture example for python3.
  • fixed issue453: assertion rewriting issue with __repr__ containing “n{”, “n}” and “n~”.
  • fix issue560: correctly display code if an “else:” or “finally:” is followed by statements on the same line.
  • Fix example in monkeypatch documentation, thanks t-8ch.
  • fix issue572: correct tmpdir doc example for python3.
  • Do not mark as universal wheel because Python 2.6 is different from other builds due to the extra argparse dependency. Fixes issue566. Thanks sontek.