Towards Zero Test Suite Failures

Paul Vriens at
Mon Jan 14 01:18:29 CST 2008

Dan Kegel wrote:
> On Jan 13, 2008 8:30 PM, Zachary Goldberg <zgold550 at> wrote:
>>> On my machine, we've been hovering between
>>> five and ten test suite failures for some time
>>> (see )
>>> ...
>>> How 'bout folks spend some time tracking
>>> the current six odd failures down and cleaning them up?
>> Sounds like a worthy goal IMO.  It seems theres much more than 5 or 6
>> things which need work though:
> Not a pretty picture, is it?
> But I was only referring to the tests that fail on Wine; there,
> we have control over both the test and the code, so if
> we can't get those tests passing, we're pretty weak :-)

Are these tests passing (now) on Alexandre's machine? I thought he didn't apply 
patches that break the wine tests? (at least on his box).

>> Perhaps we should try and
>> have the nightly suite also pass all tests -- or is this too much of a
>> frivolous goal?
> Getting all tests passing on Windows XP would be great,
> but it's a lot of work.   It'd be less work if we focused on just the tests
> that are failing on *all* Win XP systems, but that's still

Why XP? Doesn't that mean our default should be XP as well?

> at least 180 ok's that aren't ok.  Let's at least fix the 5 or 10 that are
> failing on Wine, and try to keep them fixed.
> - Dan



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