Wine regression testing: PIT_

Marcus Meissner marcus at
Wed Oct 26 06:54:20 CDT 2005

On Wed, Oct 26, 2005 at 01:04:30PM +0200, wino at 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  
> involved.

We adapt to the upstream packages. We cannot control their changes.

Like alsa using "interface" as keyword in their headers.
Or glibc changing.

Ciao, Marcus

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