'winetricks python' and user-submitted small testcases

Dan Kegel dank at kegel.com
Sun Aug 8 14:19:44 CDT 2010

Waaaay back in 2002, the wine project experimented with writing
win32 conformance tests in Perl.  Nobody liked it; it was
dropped in favor of conformance tests in C, and there
was much rejoicing.

Today I noticed http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=23940
which has a simple win32 test case written in Python.
Surprisingly, with 'winetricks python', the test case
ran and demonstrated the problem (though
since the python script expected you to start another app first,
and edit the python to have the other app's window title,
it wasn't an unattended test).

That particular bug isn't anything special, but I was
happy to see that a user who preferred Python
was able to successfully send a minimal test case
for a win32 problem written in his favorite language,
and have someone else successfully run it.

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