Easy applications to write automated tests for?

Dan Kegel dank at kegel.com
Sun Mar 19 14:18:38 CST 2006

On 3/19/06, Dimi Paun <dimi at lattica.com> wrote:
> On Sun, 2006-03-19 at 09:09 -0800, Dan Kegel wrote:
> > I tried [mauve on msys on wine] ...
> I personally think this is a very exciting thing to get right.
> Being able to run an emulation layer like msys/cygwin would
> stress the hell out of the fundamental APIs, and would ensure
> a solid implementation in Wine. Not to mention that:
>   -- they are OSS, making debugging a bit easier
>   -- they have _lots_ of tests that can be run automatically
>   -- said tests could dramatically enhance and broaden the
>      available regression tests we have

Totally.   FWIW, the old, minimal snapshot of cygwin in msys
is probably easier to support than the modern cygwin.  (See
http://www.mingw.org/MinGWiki/index.php/mSysFromScratch for
how to build it, if you're interested.)

> Adding to this mix stuff like Java can only extend coverage.
> And we would be tapping into a huge barrage of tests.

Yes, it would be an amazing amount of leverage, test-wise.
Having msys working would make a whole new level of
dogfooding possible (e.g. building windows mozilla/firefox
on msys on wine).
- Dan

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