Dan Kegel dank06 at
Thu Oct 25 19:07:28 CDT 2007

On 10/25/07, James Hawkins <truiken at> wrote:
> > 1) runtest could take an option --skip-long-tests
> > which would skip all tests that had that option set, and
> I don't think that's fair to long tests, say msi:install.  There will
> always be people that don't want to wait for the tests, and thus the
> long tests get less exposure.

But it's common practice in the testing community
to offer a "quick smoke test" along with
an exhaustive test.  I'm just proposing we do that.
If "make test" is fast enough, people will use it more frequently.
I think that makes up for the "long tests aren't run as often" effect.

> In the case of msi:install, there's
> technically nothing wrong with the tests, so it should get just as
> much exposure as any other test.  Just today I noticed a bug in
> msi:install that I didn't know was there before because the tests were
> timing out.  Like I said before, we shouldn't specify a limit for
> certain tests like msi:install because they'll always get longer and
> we'll always be chasing a moving target.

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