Fixing make test - progress update
jwhite at codeweavers.com
Fri Feb 8 07:58:01 CST 2008
I believe that we have an easy way
to find out the 'state of the art' wrt to make test.
That is, my patch + request of a few days ago:
resulted in a very nice, easy to digest report
That data has five test runs and shows clear across
the board failures in msi:install, shell32:shellink,
user32:listbox, and user32:msg.
So, we can quickly and easily collate and visually see
the make test failures.
And, heck, I'm sure that fixing those failures is now
a trivial exercise.
Now we just need the will. :-/.
Not sure how to arrange that, but I think having make
test succeed on all systems should be a mandatory
requirement for Wine 1.0, so I think we have to work
on solving it sooner rather than later.
The todo's as I see them are as follows:
1. Revise winetest to not require the 'make dist'
step, so that the function of my patch can
be implemented more cleanly.
2. Persuade people to run a script on a regular
basis so we always have this data. It's
trickier than the average bear because the tests
require the 'real' console, so you can't just
stick it in a headless cron job. Maybe some
xauth magic... :-/
3. (The hard one) Focus in and fix the issues.
I'll work on #1 and #2 (although not for a week or two),
if everyone else agrees to do #3 <evil grin>.
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