Appdb as application regression finder
speeddymon at gmail.com
Wed Sep 27 14:14:21 CDT 2006
On 9/27/06, Chris Morgan <chmorgan at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 9/27/06, Dan Kegel <dank at kegel.com> wrote:
> > The appdb has a "browse by ratings" page, e.g. you can
> > see all apps that have at least one Gold-rated version at
> > http://appdb.winehq.org/browse_by_rating.php?sRating=Gold
> > This can serve as a kind of poor man's application regression finder;
> > look at each app on that page, and look for apps
> > whose latest version is rated lower than gold.
> > For instance, WinZip is listed on the Gold page.
> > WinZip 9 is indeed rated gold, but winzip 10 is only silver.
> > Likesize, Sametime Connect has an old version rated gold,
> > and a new one rated garbage.
> > If nothing else, it would be great for someone to look at
> > all such 'regressions', test them with current wine, and
> > update the appdb and bugzilla with what they find.
> > Who knows, maybe we can clear a few of these up without too much effort.
> > - Dan
> When test results were added Tony and myself talked about all kinds of
> interesting ways we could farm information from those results.
> Regression detection via test results is one of the interesting ways
> we can use the data in the appdb. Basically we could look at the test
> results across differing versions of wine and look for cases where the
> rating decreased while the wine version increased.
> Another interesting one that I thought would be useful is to look for
> discrepancies between the results of the same application and version
> and same wine version across different linux distributions. We could
> look at this on a large scale to see if some distributions had more
> problems than others for the same versions of wine.
> These are both pretty easy to implement. If anyone is interested in
> doing so and would like some assistance feel free to email me.
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