Wine regression testing: PIT_
marcus at jet.franken.de
Wed Oct 26 06:54:20 CDT 2005
On Wed, Oct 26, 2005 at 01:04:30PM +0200, wino at piments.com wrote:
> Very good points. It seems a lot of this has been accepted over the years
> on the basis that wine was alpha software and in that context , the past
> is the past - get the new release etc.
> It seems that the result is , as you say, regression testing is a PITA and
> as a result often gets skipped. The code base has certainly advanced a lot
> but every release seems to create as many problems as it solves.
> I managed to get an app working in Feb, luckily I tarballed the whole
> .wine installation since I am now unable to reinstall this app under any
> version of wine and make it work.
> Wine is now officially beta and this is probably the stage at which some
> serious project management has to come into play.
> Maybe someone has to take a week off from coding and review the overall
> picture. The core devs have a huge task so it must be made easier for
> people like yourself who clearly have the expertise to contribute to get
We adapt to the upstream packages. We cannot control their changes.
Like alsa using "interface" as keyword in their headers.
Or glibc changing.
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