gdiplus/tests: Skip the tests if unable to load the TIFF image.

Francois Gouget fgouget at
Mon Mar 4 10:17:28 CST 2013

On Tue, 5 Mar 2013, Dmitry Timoshkov wrote:

> Francois Gouget <fgouget at> wrote:
> > The goal of the Wine tests is to document the Windows behavior that 
> > Windows applications expect.
> Skipping a test because your VM is broken doesn't qualify as a documentation
> of Windows behaviour.

The VM is not broken so the skip is ok (thanks for not bringing anything 
new to the table: it means I don't have to update my answer which makes 
this simpler).

> I don't think that you have resources and intention to have Windows VMs with
> all possible pre/post SP/hotfixes configurations.

I certainly intend to make it possible for Wine developers to run their 
tests on most significant Windows configurations and that includes each 
service pack and Internet Explorer version. It's not as resource 
intensive as you seem to think (*). Now that's different from the set of 
Windows configurations that every Wine patch will be run on. That will 
be a subset decided by the community.

By the way, you should really check out one of these 
days. You'd see that I already run WineTest on 25 different Windows 
configurations, *every day*, on my desktop. These range from NT4 to 
Windows 7 (64-bit) and cover most service packs, Internet Explorer 
versions, and even some language / locale variations. I would really 
find it disappointing if the WineTestBot could not offer that kind of 
coverage to Wine developers.

Not so long ago that machine was also running the tests on 5 additional 
NT4 configurations, Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows Millenium. It no 
longer does, not because of lack of 'resources' or 'intention', but 
because the Wine community is not interested in these.

Additionally that same desktop still runs WineTest on Linux (4 
configurations), FreeBSD (2 VMs) and Solaris (3 VMs) daily. That should 
give you a better perspective on what's possible.


Francois Gouget <fgouget at>, 

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