Towards Zero Test Suite Failures

Stefan Dösinger stefan at
Mon Jan 14 12:14:10 CST 2008

Am Montag, 14. Januar 2008 14:41:35 schrieb Reece Dunn:
> But if you fix a test failure in Wine that is failing on Windows, then
> you are introducing a bug in Wine.
Not necessarily. Some tests are too strict in what they expect, and sometimes 
the Windows behavior is "wrong", in the way that some application expects 
something different and wouldn't run on this Windows installation either.

An example for a too strict test is a test that hardcodes paths that are 
specific to english locales(These cases should be fixed by now). Examples 
of "broken" Windows installations are VMware installations with Direct3D 
support enabled. VMWare has a D3D driver that works similarly to Wine, but 
has a few bugs that our tests stumble uppon.

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