[Bug 21773] Mail address needed to run dotests but no means to provide it

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Sat Feb 27 07:22:48 CST 2010


--- Comment #12 from Alexandre Julliard <julliard at winehq.org>  2010-02-27 07:22:45 ---
(In reply to comment #11)
> (In reply to comment #10)
> Just read your last sentence again: "Of course in all cases you have to start
> with clean wineprefix and make sure wine_gecko is available."
> If you simply tell people to take any of the above 3 you do not assure that the
> proviso in that sentence will be met.  That means that you cannot trust any of
> the regression-testing results you get back from the community.
> Simply using the wine from the current source tree isn't enough.  Good testing
> practice just isn't that simple.

The goal of the tests is not to run against an ideal perfect setup that is
always identical. Getting a variety of tests run against a variety of setups,
some less correct than others, is much more useful for spotting problems.

So if you want your own systematic always-reproducible test environment, feel
free to write your own script to ensure that. But distributing the script for
everybody to use would actually make the test results less useful.

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