Regression testing breakthrough

Henri Verbeet hverbeet at
Tue Oct 18 05:08:40 CDT 2011

On 18 October 2011 10:45, Damjan Jovanovic <damjan.jov at> wrote:
> (especially during "reverse regression testing"), users find it too long and
> technical, and only a small minority of regressions are ever bisected. And
Not true. Even for the regressions that are still open it's currently
276 bisected vs. 99 not bisected, and Alexandre said about 90% of
opened regressions get fixed.

> I haven't figured out how to make the binaries available to users. Few users
> can clone a 26 gigabyte repository, and even fewer places can serve that
> much to multiple users. Maybe Git can compress it further? The other idea I
> had is that users should be able to regression test through a GUI tool.
> Maybe the GUI tool can just download and run the +/- 122 MB binary snapshots
> for specific commits, instead of having the entire binary repository
> locally?
> Any other ideas? Would you like to see this tool? Can I send an attachment
> with it?
Scripts for making old versions compile may be useful, but for the
most part it sounds like you're essentially duplicating ccache.

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