Regression testing breakthrough

Damjan Jovanovic damjan.jov at
Tue Oct 25 13:43:55 CDT 2011

2011/10/18 André Hentschel <nerv at>

> Am 18.10.2011 10:45, schrieb Damjan Jovanovic:
> > This tool compiled all 35000 or so commits from Wine 1.0 to around 4th
> October 2011 in only 7 days, generating a Git repository of Wine binaries
> that's only 26 gigabytes in size. Regression testing with binaries is a
> pleasure: it takes only a few seconds :-) on each bisection. I bisected a 16
> step regression in just 20 minutes, and most of that time was spent running
> the application and dealing with 2 X-server crashes.
> I already love it.
> > 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?
> tried compressing the .git directory. or maybe "git gc" can help
Thank you, "git gc" reduces it from 26 GB to only 1.5 GB :-). tar.lzma on
top of that doesn't help.

Now the next question is, how to get the binaries to run on any distro? Or
should I just compile on Ubuntu because most people run that (do they still,
after Unity?)?

Thank you
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