Improving the regression testing infrastructure

Andreas Mohr andi at
Fri Mar 29 10:53:16 CST 2002

On Fri, Mar 29, 2002 at 11:21:23AM -0000, Geoffrey Hausheer wrote:
> 	I know regression testing isn't as interesting as 
> doing real development, and so I appologize with once 
> again spamming the list with regression questions...
NP. I'm sure it helps :)


> 	So does anyone thing that creating a easily 
> parsable list with the state of the current tests is this 
> a reasonable thing to do, and would creating a simple 
> file in each /tests directory with the information be 
> good enough?  If so,  I can add one to my next test, and 
> update it with what I've done so far.
I don't think you want a separate list for each test.
Hmm, or OTOH, if you want that, then make sure to have a
unique file name, e.g. mytest.testlist.
Then you could simply do
find . -name "*.testlist"|xargs grep "TESTS: MyFunc"
to search *all* list files check whether a particular function
is being tested already.

> 	In general, while Francois' presentation is a 
> good place to get started, I think it'd be a lot easier 
> if there was a document off of winehq with 
> recommendations on how to build, test, and document 
> tests.  Lowering the difficulty threshold, is more likely 
> to draw more people to do so.

Creating such a document is on my ToDo list, but let me
alter winebootup first to make it submittable ;-)

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