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 supposed to be drop-in compatible to 2.8.4.

See below for the changes and see docs at:

As usual, you can upgrade from pypi via:

pip install -U pytest

Thanks to all who contributed to this release, among them:

Alex Gaynor aselus-hub Bruno Oliveira Ronny Pfannschmidt

Happy testing, The py.test Development Team

2.8.5 (compared to 2.8.4)

  • fix #1243: fixed issue where class attributes injected during collection could break pytest. PR by Alexei Kozlenok, thanks Ronny Pfannschmidt and Bruno Oliveira for the review and help.
  • fix #1074: precompute junitxml chunks instead of storing the whole tree in objects Thanks Bruno Oliveira for the report and Ronny Pfannschmidt for the PR
  • fix #1238: fix pytest.deprecated_call() receiving multiple arguments (Regression introduced in 2.8.4). Thanks Alex Gaynor for the report and Bruno Oliveira for the PR.