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Update dependency pytest-cov to v5

Tine Wittler requested to merge renovate/pytest-cov-5.x into master

This MR contains the following updates:

Package Type Update Change
pytest-cov (changelog) dev-dependencies major ^2.8.1 -> ^5.0.0

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  • Removed support for xdist rsync (now deprecated). Contributed by Matthias Reichenbach in #&#8203;623 <>_.
  • Switched docs theme to Furo.
  • Various legacy Python cleanup and CI improvements. Contributed by Christian Clauss and Hugo van Kemenade in #&#8203;630 <>*, #&#8203;631 <>*, #&#8203;632 <>_ and #&#8203;633 <>_.
  • Added a pyproject.toml example in the docs. Contributed by Dawn James in #&#8203;626 <>_.
  • Modernized project's pre-commit hooks to use ruff. Initial POC contributed by Christian Clauss in #&#8203;584 <>_.


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  • Updated CI with new Pythons and dependencies.
  • Removed rsyncdir support. This makes pytest-cov compatible with xdist 3.0. Contributed by Sorin Sbarnea in #&#8203;558 <>_.
  • Optimized summary generation to not be performed if no reporting is active (for example, when --cov-report='' is used without --cov-fail-under). Contributed by Jonathan Stewmon in #&#8203;589 <>_.
  • Added support for JSON reporting. Contributed by Matthew Gamble in #&#8203;582 <>_.
  • Refactored code to use f-strings. Contributed by Mark Mayo in #&#8203;572 <>_.
  • Fixed a skip in the test suite for some old xdist. Contributed by a bunch of people in #&#8203;565 <>_.


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Note that this release drops support for multiprocessing.

  • --cov-fail-under no longer causes pytest --collect-only to fail Contributed by Zac Hatfield-Dodds in #&#8203;511 <>_.

  • Dropped support for multiprocessing (mostly because issue 82408 <>_). This feature was mostly working but very broken in certain scenarios and made the test suite very flaky and slow.

    There is builtin multiprocessing support in coverage and you can migrate to that. All you need is this in your .coveragerc::

    [run] concurrency = multiprocessing parallel = true sigterm = true

  • Fixed deprecation in by trying to import setuptools before distutils. Contributed by Ben Greiner in #&#8203;545 <>_.

  • Removed undesirable new lines that were displayed while reporting was disabled. Contributed by Delgan in #&#8203;540 <>_.

  • Documentation fixes. Contributed by Andre Brisco in #&#8203;543 <>_ and Colin O'Dell in #&#8203;525 <>_.

  • Added support for LCOV output format via --cov-report=lcov. Only works with coverage 6.3+. Contributed by Christian Fetzer in #&#8203;536 <>_.

  • Modernized pytest hook implementation. Contributed by Bruno Oliveira in #&#8203;549 <>_ and Ronny Pfannschmidt in #&#8203;550 <>_.


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Note that this release drops support for Python 2.7 and Python 3.5.

  • Added support for Python 3.10 and updated various test dependencies. Contributed by Hugo van Kemenade in #&#8203;500 <>_.
  • Switched from Travis CI to GitHub Actions. Contributed by Hugo van Kemenade in #&#8203;494 <>_ and #&#8203;495 <>_.
  • Add a --cov-reset CLI option. Contributed by Danilo Šegan in #&#8203;459 <>_.
  • Improved validation of --cov-fail-under CLI option. Contributed by ... Ronny Pfannschmidt's desire for skark in #&#8203;480 <>_.
  • Dropped Python 2.7 support. Contributed by Thomas Grainger in #&#8203;488 <>_.
  • Updated trove classifiers. Contributed by Michał Bielawski in #&#8203;481 <>_.
  • Reverted change for toml requirement. Contributed by Thomas Grainger in #&#8203;477 <>_.


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  • Changed the toml requirement to be always be directly required (instead of being required through a coverage extra). This fixes issues with pip-compile (pip-tools#&#8203;1300 <>*). Contributed by Sorin Sbarnea in #&#8203;472 <>*.
  • Documented show_contexts. Contributed by Brian Rutledge in #&#8203;473 <>_.


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  • Added coverage's toml extra to install requirements in Contributed by Christian Riedel in #&#8203;410 <>_.
  • Fixed pytest_cov.__version__ to have the right value (string with version instead of a string including __version__ =).
  • Fixed license classifier in Contributed by Chris Sreesangkom in #&#8203;467 <>_.
  • Fixed commits since badge. Contributed by Terence Honles in #&#8203;470 <>_.


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  • Fixed support for newer setuptools (v42+). Contributed by Michał Górny in #&#8203;451 <>_.


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  • Bumped minimum coverage requirement to 5.2.1. This prevents reporting issues. Contributed by Mateus Berardo de Souza Terra in #&#8203;433 <>_.
  • Improved sample projects (from the examples <>_ directory) to support running tox -e pyXY. Now the example configures a suffixed coverage data file, and that makes the cleanup environment unnecessary. Contributed by Ganden Schaffner in #&#8203;435 <>_.
  • Removed the empty console_scripts entrypoint that confused some Gentoo build script. I didn't ask why it was so broken cause I didn't want to ruin my day. Contributed by Michał Górny in #&#8203;434 <>_.
  • Fixed the missing coverage context <>_ when using subprocesses. Contributed by Bernát Gábor in #&#8203;443 <>_.
  • Updated the config section in the docs. Contributed by Pamela McA'Nulty in #&#8203;429 <>_.
  • Migrated CI to (from .org).


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  • Support for pytest-xdist 2.0, which breaks compatibility with pytest-xdist before 1.22.3 (from 2017). Contributed by Zac Hatfield-Dodds in #&#8203;412 <>_.
  • Fixed the LocalPath has no attribute startswith failure that occurred when using the pytester plugin in inline mode.


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